(g) The secret wisdom; November 30 haiku

The secret wisdom; November 30 haiku

“The light of compassion illuminates us from afar;
Those beings it reaches, it is taught,
Attain joy of dharma,
So take refuge in Amida, the great consolation.”
~ Shinran

with an open heart
learn all that you can, and share
kindness willingly

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu
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Amida: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/amida?s=t

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(g) An expression of gratitude; November 29 haiku

An expression of gratitude; November 29 haiku

“Beauty is simply Reality seen with the eyes of Love.” ~ Evelyn Underhill

again, a sunrise
a scientific blessing
bringing the dawn awe

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

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g) Always do nembutsu; November 28 haibun with tanka

Always do nembutsu; November 28 haibun with tanka

“Within those six syllables (Na-mo A-mi-da Bu), one turns heaven and earth.”
~ Master Lianchi

To me the specific syllables of a prayer are flexible; as a Searcher.
It is the attitude and sincerity that matter above all else to my Heart.
I appreciate support from the positively charged universal Guide.

leaning into wind
the air flows around my face
peace rises softly

internal or external
the song is harmonious

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

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(g) Grounded; November 27 winter renga

Grounded; November 27 winter renga

“This world of dew is only a world of dew –
and yet…” ~ Issa

cold air is outside
there’s less to green pad upon
with bare human feet

southeast sun barely rises
with dawn In the front window

cold air contact on
my face has to be enough
to keep me grounded

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

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(g) A power greater than me; November 26 haibun

A power greater than me; November 26 haibun

“When one abandons the self-perfection project,
whatever precise detail it takes, there emerges
the possibility of genuine acceptance of reality
and faith in something beyond self.”

~ Dharmavidya David Brazier

I have rarely followed the guidance of the popular majority opinion
concerning the commercial reality of how to dress, look or what to
eat. Being a rebel has had some advantages allowing the acceptance
of the Serenity Prayer throughout times of difficulty.

Being a rebel though also has disadvantages. Being different in small
or large groups makes one stand out as different, difficult and maybe
even displeasing to the masses who prefer the same color of light.

It is not my place to judge, only to help, when I can; I have and do.
Remembering that the helping of self is critical when moving forward
in any direction.

with shattered old soul
and a poet’s heart, I allow
repairs by nature

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
~ Reinhold Niebuhr

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(g) The presence of the sacred; November 25 haibun

The presence of the sacred; November 25 haibun

“Cast aside idle discussions and go straight to Amida’s Mind.”
~ Zuiken Inagaki

Is nature ever idle? Listen to the conversations of the seasons as you
walk with or without routine to the corners of your yard, or to the depths
of the sea, the heights of known sky or beyond into the welcoming song
of the universe. There is always action. That presence of something to
sally forth too. The hug of our parents, our teachers, or our own reflections
of all that is held within. Sometimes I can truly believe that simple quiet
breathe looking inwardly is the key to opening that door which leads us to
the opportunities of our lifelines and lifetimes. When my mind can connect,
then reflect, then perhaps I am embracing holiness.

Named, Unnamed; listen
when bridging Universal
gaps to Love’s embrace

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

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(g) Listen to Amida; November 24 renga

Listen to Amida; November 24 renga

“Know, therefore, that Amida Buddha is light,
and that light is the form taken by wisdom.” ~ Shinran

light by sun and star
light by reason and wisdom
light by the home hearth

that inner spark of the soul
can radiate through the skin

light up the dark room
light up the conversation
light up the present

©JP/dh

Thirty days of nembutsu

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