A Buddhist Journal

October 7, 2007

The Song of Moon – 頌雲

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頌雲
寒山大士

高高山頂上。四顧極無邊。

靜坐無人識。孤月照寒泉。

泉中且無月。月是在青天。

吟此一曲歌。歌中不是禪。

首二句。就是說獨露真常。不屬一切。盡大地光皎皎地。無絲毫障礙。

次四句。是說真如妙體。凡夫固不能識。三世諸佛也找不到我的處所。

故曰無人識。孤月照寒泉三句。是他老人家方便譬如這個境界。

最後兩句。怕人認指作月。故特別提醒我們。凡此言說。都不是禪呀。  結論就是說了一大堆。也是扯葛藤。打閒岔。凡有言說。都無實義。
古德接人。非棒則喝。那有這樣羅索。不過今非昔比。不得不強作標月之指。
諸位同參呀。究竟是誰。是誰。

The Song of Moon
Zen Poem by a Chinese ancient great scholar “Han-Shan”

Climbing up to the peak of a mountain,
I looked around and there the vast universe is without
boundary.
While quietly sitting there nobody can even recognize
me.
The lonely moonlight was penetrating a cold fountain.
The moon was not existing there in the fountain,
It is however hanging on the blue sky.
This is the song I was singing.
Its’ Lyric is not of Zen at all.

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October 5, 2007

a Penitence Verse – 懺悔

Golden Buddha

佛在世時我沉淪,
佛滅度後我出生
懺悔此身多業障,
不見如來金色身。   

I was sunken and un-awakened when the Lord Buddha was alive. 
With my rebirth in this life, the Lord Buddha has annihilated long ago. 
It is my solemn and sincere penitence toward my heavily accumulatedkarmic obstacles in this live,  
For not being able to see the Lord Buddha radiates in a golden state again.

October 3, 2007

Message to Sangha in Burma

My Respectful Sangha in Burma: 

You have practiced Metta for years as taught by the Darma.
With your mind centered, your body and speech followed.
The moment you bravely stepped out of monastery and marched on,
You know you are in great danger and risking your live
for the benefit of your country and many many others You speak out aloud
Your voice can be heard by the whole world
You asked for nothing but a humble human right,
a cheap Freedom and Peace. 
You kept marching on with bare foot and un-armed.
You know its a journey of “No Return”
So brave like a warrior without fearwithout turning your head back.
You are no longer yourself.
Your body, speech and mind synchronized as one
with your Buddha within. Freedom and Democracy have its’ price.
It is a long path you are on.
I do not know where are you now.
Definitely you are unable to go alms-round for days.
You may be in jail and being beatened and tortured hard,
or under a hunger strike and remain in deep concentration.
Starving can make your mind clear with better clarity.
You know what you are doing 
Burma is a beautiful country
with a long history of Buddhism
a Buddhist Pureland but is ruled by a Devil Government.
Your sufferings are equally ours.
We know the suffering is also impermanent.
It will not last long and will end one day to come. 
For the benefit of Majority Burmese,
You have well demonstrated as a living Buddhisattva
all six paramittas are performed over this demonstration.
Like a living Buddha that the Dharma is acted alive. Breath in……………and breath out.
Breath in……………and breath out
Breath in …………..and breath out…………… 
Free Burma……………….Free Burma
Free Burma……………….Free Burma
Free Burma Forever…………………… May the Buddha bring you the wisdom and strength to overcome sufferings. 
May you be blessed with safe and peace on your journey. 
My Reverence to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha in Burma. 

Deep Bow,

October 2, 2007

Prayer for Burmese

deep bow to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha 

 As a fellow buddhist, I can no longer remain silent.

Here and now, This is my prayer to the Burmese.

 I pray for the Sangha,

Metta is what you got for the beneft of all Burmese.
If you are still breathing, The chances are still there.
You know this is not the end of the day,
you will know that Metta alone is not adequate,
you will need wisdom and courage to handle the situation.

You may not be able to go out for the Alms-round today,
If you are hungry to support the physical need,
You know starving will make you more awakened to realize what is going on.
You can not be defeated by the hunger.
As millions of Burmese are still hungry for the Freedom and Peace out there.
By the Virtue of triple gem, we will support you from outside of Burma.

I pray for the fellow Buddhist of Burma:

The sufferings are impermenent,
so is the dictatorship.
Your suffers are our suffers,
But your suffers will end very soon.
Because the country needs to be transformed
but you have to transform yourself first.
The Freedom and Peace are not granted,
but it can be earned if you act it right.
Please support your Sangha.

I pray for the Buddha:

The majority people in Burma about over 85% are fellow Buddhist.
They are now suffering, helpless and in great danger.
They are eager for a change of better life.
Majority of fellow Buddhist take 5 precepts in Burma.
They deserve a more peaceful and harmony life.
Metta are taught and widely spreaded in Burma.
Burmese protested with bare hands and un-armed.
Their voices must be carefully heard.
Their humble demands for a democracy must be carefully considered.
They have been suffered enough for two decades already.

Breath in ………and breath out.
Breath in ………and breath out.
Breath in……….and breath out

May all Burmese be free from sufferings.
May all Burmese be blessed with Peace and Happy on your journey.
May the Buddha bless you all.

Reverence to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

Deep Bow,
Epath

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