No Fear

In these recent, uncertain times, I keep thinking over and over about this passage from the Lotus Sutra, chapter 16:

Throughout asamkhyeyas of eons,
I remain always on Magic Vulture Mountain
And also dwell in other places.
When beings see the eon ending
And ravaged by the great fire,
My land is peaceful and secure,
Always filled with gods and humans,
Gardens and groves, halls and pavilions,
And various precious adornments.
There are jeweled trees with many flowers and fruits
Where living beings roam in delight.
The gods play celestial drums,
Always making various kinds of music,
And mandarava flowers
Are scattered on the Buddha and the great assembly.

Further:

All who have cultivated merit and virtue,
Who are compliant, agreeable, and honest
They all see me
Here, speaking the Dharma.

Have no fear, dear readers.  Just hold fast to the Dharma, be upright, honest and gentle.  🙂

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Author: Doug

A fellow who dwells upon the Pale Blue Dot who spends his days obsessing over things like Buddhism, KPop music, foreign languages, BSD UNIX and science fiction.

1 thought on “No Fear”

  1. Hello Doug. I have been following you for some time now i have really enjoyed your youtube videos and posts. I find you to be very knowledgeable and personable; perhaps there may present an opportunity for us to speak; after seeing this post we may have some interesting things in common? It would be very nice to be able to speak to you. my e-mail is [redacted]. Maybe i might hear from you?

    Brandon P.

    Dharma name (感心)

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