Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Love Song


Resting in the space of the Single Mother,
Without wavering from the presence of basic space,
One directly beholds the face of rigpa,
Completely naked and unadorned. 
With the meeting of these two, basic space and rigpa,
There is naturally arising great bliss,
A bliss so pristine you might just burst out laughing.
This indestructible awareness penetrates 
The world of appearances and possibilities in all her variety.
Soaring unhindered through the expanse of space,
Effortlessly benefitting beings in the all-pervasive sky
Through the compassion of the dynamic fierce mother. 
This is the sublime union of the dharmakaya
 Free from coming or going,
Without coming together or parting,
Abiding forever and always,
In the unchanging body of light. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Hope that Coffee Wakes You Up



It was a regular Wednesday morning.  I awoke from my slumber, showered and got ready for work.   Heading out the door I stopped by my local coffee shop for my morning ritual cup of coffee.  The barista in her usual morning charm asked how my day was going to which I replied, "Good, little tired this morning."  Handing me the cup of coffee she said, "Hope this coffee wakes you up." 

Doubtful.

One of the core teachings of the Buddha is that we all have this basic wakefulness.  Nobody really knows about this basic wakefulness or appreciates its potential.  We have all seen it with our own eyes.  It is very simple. 

The problem is it is too simple. 

It is dawn, the birds are chirping.  A ray of light swings across the room.  There is a garbage truck beeping across the street.  When we sit with our basic wakefulness we realize how awkward we are.  Our bodies are really uncomfortable, stiff and heavy.  We notice our feelings and emotions whether good or bad.  Our story lines become absurd. 

Basic wakefulness is raw. 

So for a moment sit with that rawness.  Create a gap in all the distraction and habit patterns, the compulsion to keep moving, to reach for that cup of coffee. For a moment, this is enough.  Just recognizing and resting in this basic wakefulness has the potential to change your whole day. 

It will definitely wake you up. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Buddha's Unchained Melody


Uni-verse:
Ah

If that is not recognized as non-arising the natural display arises as:
OM A AH I II U UU RI RII LI LII AY AYY O AU AM AH
KA KHA GA GHA NGA CA CHA JA JHA NYA TA THA DA DHA NA
ṬA ṬHA ḌA ḌHA ṆA PA PHA BA BHA MA YA RA LA WA SHA SHA SA HAKSA HUNG HUNG PHAT

If that is not recognized you have the endless proliferation of letters and words that compose the song of samsara.  The only refuge from this song keeping you up at night is:
OM YE DHARMA HETU PRABHAVA HETUN TESHAN TATHAGATO HYAVADAT TESHAN CHA YO NIRODHA EVAM VADI MAHA SHRAMANA SOHA

And so we sing:
Buddham saranam gacchami
Dharmam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami

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