(Between Friday & Sunday)
Nothing is happening here --
Mist soaks still mountain
Having realized true entrustingPassover meal, obedience, bread, wine.
Majestic and boundless
By the working of
The ice of blind passion
Melts without fail
To instantly become
The water of enlightenment.
Because he has given freedom to the destitute who called to him,Send me away.
to the poor, whom no-one will hear.
He will spare the poor and the needy,
he will keep their lives safe.
He will rescue their lives from oppression and violence,
their blood will be precious in his sight.
(--from Psalm 71)
Buddhas know beings' minds,Reading a Libertarian view. Here's a hard opening paragraph:
Their natures each different;
According to what they need to be freed,
Thus do the Buddhas teach.
To the stingy they praise giving,
To the immoral they praise ethics;
To the angry they praise tolerance,
To the lazy they praise effort.
- Avatamsaka Sutra
"The Davidian cult in Waco was dealt with by armored vehicles," remarked Muammar Gaddafi in February, defending his own crackdowns in light of the U.S. government’s. April 19 marks eighteen years since the end of the Waco siege and exactly one month since Obama began bombing Libya. Now that the federal government is again shedding blood in the name of humanitarianism, we might reflect on how it obtains legitimacy for its most brazen acts of violence.That and "Why the Left Won't Stop the Wars" make upsetting reading. http://www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory209.html
(from, From Waco to Libya: 18 Years of Humanitarian Mass Murder, by Anthony Gregory)
As for no-mind, how could it require that the mind be darkened and put to no use? Instead, no-mind resembles a bright mirror that reflects things: does it have a mind? You should know that all living creatures first had no-mind. Their mind and body were originally still. Being still, they were in constant use. Being in constant use, they remained still. They reflected and distinguished whatever situation they encountered, and what they reflected was always the true nature. It is not that one must have a mind before one can be of use. But most living things do not understand that their mind is first still, and foolishly they scheme to have a mind…I'm staying close to earth this year.
- Taisho Tripitaka
For the future life,Ego drives this country & this world these days. ‘My’ needs, ‘my’ wants, ‘my’ accomplishments. There’s no room for anyone else in the crowded space of ego-self.
"Namu Amida Butsu" is sufficient;
Beyond this you need have no concern.
Shingon monks follow the practice of incantation;
Dew, bestowed upon the grasses
Of the autumn fields,
Gradually soaks in the reflection of the moon.
Zen monks are captivated by the autumn moon
And springtime blossoms;
But when satori comes,
There's no need for spring or fall.
- Gocho (1749-1835)
The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn't belong to the soul.Soul, mind, consciousness -- let’s find them.