This morning, buddha speaks to another buddha
at a Zen mountain, and ways emerge. For ourselves, our lives, others, the universe. We share what’s dark to the mind. He tells me, Plunge into the stream!
At the Dhammakaya Pagoda – more than a million buddhas Photo: Pexels.com
My watch gently reminds me to move.
Buddhist tradition has
Four Reminders but not about moving, though all actions have results. Buddha might say my watch is unsatisfactory – a cyclical existence – but everything’s impermanent and life is precious. Get moving now!
One Buddha. Or to be Theravada Buddhist,
there can be more than one but
not at the same time, or three:
one of the past (Dipankara), Buddha present
(Gautama) Future (Maitreya). Om Mani Padme Hum.
“Om Mani Padme Hum” translates to “Hail to the jewel in the lotus.” It is the mantra of the Buddha of Compassion (so many Buddhas) and it is said to calm fears, soothe concerns and heal broken hearts.
The sun heats the brain and eyes
so that this vertical (not horizontal normal)
view spins Copernican and slightly air drunk,
until Buddha appears, cloudlike but still solid.
Feel the sand. Hear the waves. Breathe.