Greetings Dear Friends:
I sat at breakfast today dedicating my breakfast to all those in Japan who do not have any food to eat. Some words from Derek Wyatt came to mind
â€œImagine that moment staring out at the still waters
with only a brief tremor
of your body to say you are leaving everything
I also contemplate a lecture I heard from Bhikku Bodhi last night who spoke of the importance of taking the refuges. I imagined a cloud formation streaked through the sky as though from a traveling jet carrying us from one moment to the next, one life-time to the next if you resonate with re-incarnation, connected and linked to the perfection of the Buddhaâ€™s mind. Supported also because the teachings of the dhamma means â€œ to supportâ€ and â€œupholdâ€ and so we are carried and held now andâ€¦. Now.
I called Doctors without Borders, they are in Tokyo assessing the situation and donated what I could and continued in contemplation. Mind is the forerunner of all things. What we see in the world, we see in our minds and so I took refuge in seeing truly, in skillful intention and action dedicated to a world that is free of global warming and nuclear power plants.
With life as short as a half-taken breath
Rumi ask us, don’t plant anything but love.
Imagine that moment..leaving everything behind.carried by love and wisdom, by the blessings of the Buddha.