Sunday, October 11, 2015

89: truth, goodness, and beauty, part 2, as promised...

ok, I said it was mindblowing, so I am typing it out for all you lay people. You Buddhists out there already know…
This is what we all recited together at the memorial;

“Shariputra, all dharmas are empty of characteristics, they are not produced, not destroyed, not defiled, not pure, and they neither increase nor diminish. Therefore in emptiness there is no form, feeling, cognition, formation or consciousness; no eyes, ears nose, tongue, body or mind; no sights, sounds, smells, tastes, objects of touch, or dharmas; no field of the eyes, up to and including no field of mind consciousness; and no ignorance or ending of ignorance, up to and including no old age and death or ending of old age and death.

There is no suffering, no accumulating, no extinction and no way, and no understanding and no attaining. Because nothing is attained, the bodhisattva through reliance on Prajjna Paramita is unimpeded in his mind. Because there is no impediment, he is not afraid and he leaves distorted dream thinking far behind.”

This is what the monk wrote, asking us to let go of worry around the event:
"let our hearts tune in to the non-structured nature of love. Why bother with all the details and mechanism while life needs much of our love more than anything else right now, right?"

i am just absorbing the power of these words. i can read them over and over. love!

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