A sweet and happy soul is the ripened fruit of experience and wisdom.
~ James Allen ~
I’m grateful I just ate an entire bar of fair-trade 85% organic dark cocoa. It’s literally the only solace and substance that feels like it can aid the mental and physical pain I am in right now.
My estranged Kung Fu and Buddhist Master that I turned my back on and have yet to try to make amends to.
Grateful for the power of gratitude to transform my gremlin into a mogwai.
What needs to be done will get done.
There is peace coming out of the speakers in my laptop chanting Om Mani Padme Hum. I can welcome it by keeping it on repeat for the rest of the day.
OM MANI PADME HUM
LECTURE GIVEN BY TRIPITAKA MASTER HSUAN HUA
Translated by Disciple Bhiksu Heng Chien
These six characters together make up the Six Character Great Bright Mantra, each one individually is able to emit brilliant light.
The first character is “nan (Sanskrit: OM)” When you recite “nan” once, all ghosts and spirits must place their palms together. Why do they put their palms together? To maintain the rules and regulations. Conforming to the regulations, they follow the correct way. Recite this one character and all ghosts and spirits do not dare rebel and create confusion; they do not dare disobey orders. This is the first sound in the Mantra “Mani (Sanskrit: MANI)” means “silent wisdom” Using wisdom one is able to understand all principles, and thus is able to be silently extinguished, without production. It is also defined as ‘separating from filth’ which means leaving all dust and filth. It can be compared to the “precious as you will pearl” which is extremely pure, with no defilement. Whatever excellence you wish to bring forth, if you have the “precious as you will pearl” it can be done. It can also fulfill your wishes in accord with your thoughts. Every vow you make will be fulfilled. These are its benefits.
“Pa mi (Sanskrit: PADME)” actually should read “pa te mi” It means “light perfectly illuminating” and is also defined as ‘the opening of the lotus’ It is analogous to the wonderful lotus flower which can complete, perfect and fulfill without obstruction. It is the wonderful mind of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. This is “pa mi”
Next comes “hung (Sanskrit: HUM)” which means “put forth”. Anything at all can be born from this character “hung” It also means “to protect and support”. Recite this character and all Dharma protectors and good spirits come to support and protect you. It also means eradicating disasters”. Recite this character and whatever difficulties there are will be eradicated. It also means “success” whatever you cultivate can be accomplished.
Recite the Six Character Great Bright Mantra once. and the immeasurable Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and Vajra Dharma protectors constantly support and protect you. Therefore, when Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva finished saying this Six Character Great Bright Mantra, there were seven million Buddhas who came to support, protect, and surround him. The strength and ability of the Six Character Great Bright Mantra are inconceivable, the interwining of the response and way unimaginable, therefore it is called the Secret School. If one were to explain in detail, the meanings would be immeasurable and unlimited they cannot be completely spoken.
“Meditation is the secret of all growth in spiritual life and knowledge.”
Once Upon A Monkey
Once upon a monkey
In a tree so high
Lived a little baby blue bird
As blue as the sky.
The monkey oh so limber
And the bluebird oh so blue
Lived together nicely
In a tree made for two.
So if you ever see a bluebird
Perched upon a monkey’s shoulder
Just know it’s only temporary
Until bluebird’s a little older. 🐳 🐋
~ Kathy Steen Dillard Bailey ~ 🐦 🐤
Love is the ultimate gremlin tamer, indeed. Will subdue and transform them back into mogwai hehe!
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