sacred intentions

set an intention focus constantly effortlessly it is bound to manifest   Photography by Japanaibunka

Buddha’s Zen

Buddha said: “I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust notes, I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks andpebbles. I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags. I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit, and the greatest lake in India…

smoothness

just watch the smoothness of the inner curves the truth is silent   Photography by Japanaibunka

The master, the gardener, and the guest

The longing of the mind is to be extraordinary. The ego thirsts and hungers for the recognition that you are somebody. Somebody achieves that dream through wealth, somebody else achieves that dream through power, politics; somebody else can achieve that dream through miracles, jugglery, but the dream remains the same: “I cannot tolerate being nobody.”…

Sweet to be free

Look within – the rising and the falling. What happiness! How sweet to be free! Gautam Buddha. The Dhammapada. Buddha brings a totally new vision of meditation to the world. Before Buddha, meditation was something that you had to do once or twice a day, one hour in the morning, one hour in the evening,…

dear deer

the mans ego can spoil even the gentleness of the dear deer   grow them in numbers teach them how to bow in order to receive the crackers   first we take their homes then we humanise them and when we don’t need them we find a way to dispose them again for our wicked…

The Silent Temple

Shoichi was a one-eyed teacher of Zen, sparkling with enlightenment. He taught his disciples in Tofuku temple. Day and night the whole temple stood in silence. There was no sound at all.Even the reciting of sutras was abolished by the teacher. His pupils had nothing to do but meditate. When the master passed away, an old…

The true way

See what is. See what is not. Follow the true way. Gautam Buddha. The Dhammapada. Gautama the Buddha has given to the world the most psychological religion. It is incomparable; no other religion even comes close to it. Its heights, its depths, are tremendous. And the reason why Buddha succeeded in giving such a beautiful…

I just am

getting wasted after work alone next to others sick and tired that was indeed my only Friday evening fun heavy shoulders bitter tears and shame   deep inside consciousness observes everything in total acceptance and pure embrace I am not my actions, I am not my thoughts, I am not my body, I am not…

fresh water

石工の鑿冷したる淸水かな sekikō no nomi hiyashitaru shimizu kana The masons Chill their chisels With fresh water. -Yosa Buson   Art by Hokusai

Learning To Be Silent

The pupils of the Tendai school used to study meditation before Zen entered Japan. Four of them who were intimate friends promised one another to observe seven days of silence. On the first day all were silent. Their meditation had begun auspiciously, but when night came and the oil lamps were growing dim one of…

the crown

the geometry of perfection arrives when the crown is illuminated by the Presence   Photography by Jpanaibunka Kyoto