A Buddhist Journal

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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November 1, 2006

12 Famous Verses For Deep Concentration – 12-十二时颂-鸡鸣丑

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Cock Crowing 0100-0300 Hours

A round marble has been clearly bright for long.

Linking it inward and outward but nothing can be found.

Manipulating with phenomena will result a random image.

No head and no hands can be seen.

This marble is immortal even when world is destroyed.

Listen to me if you are still not enlightened.

Just hide it as is now without any word.

(12 of 12 verses, by Ancient Chinese Monk Zi-Gong, Liang Dynasty)


 十二时颂鸡鸣丑。

一颗圆珠明已久。

内外接寻觅总无。

境上施为浑大有。

不见头,又无手。

世界坏时渠不朽。

未了之人听一言。

只遮如今谁动口。

12 Famous Verses For Deep Concentration – 11-十二时颂-夜半子

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Mid-night: 2300-0100 hours

A calm mind with nothing arising is your reach to the birth and death.   

Birth and death are not relevant to the existence or non-existence.   

You can enact it anytime in use but there is no word to describe the state.The patriarch’s words are not relevant to your mind state.

It is still not the right answer for you when consciousness is linked.

There is no trace when you attempt to search for it.
Let the devas of both birth and death come to test your mind state.

(11 of 12 verses, by Ancient Chinese Monk Zi-Gong, Liang Dynasty)   

十二时颂夜半子。

心住无生即生死。

生死何曾属有无。

用时便用没文字。

祖师言,外边事。

识取起时还不是。

作意搜求实没踪。

生死魔来任相试。

October 16, 2006

12 Famous Verses For Deep Concentration -10 -十二时颂- 人定亥

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Stillness Time: 2100-2300 Hours

Inexhaustible cultivation becomes Laziness.

No trace of delusion arose in mind cultivation.

Always be carefree in the light of no form.

Surpass the Shakya-Muni, Surpass the Patriarches.

Any dust exists in mind will result obstruction.Suddenly becoming worry-free and carefree like nothing can be bothered.

Here is his own librated Gem which is widely appreciated by everybody.

(10 of 12 verses, by Ancient Chinese Monk Zi-Gong, Liang Dynasty)


十二时颂人定亥

勇猛精进成懈怠。

不起纤豪修学心。

无相光中常自在。

超释迦,越祖代。

心有微尘还窒阂。

廓然无事顿清闲。

他家自有通人爱。

12 Famous Verses For Deep Concentration -9 -十二时颂- 黄昏戌

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After Dark Time: 1900-2100 hours

The wild zen practitioner is cultivating to illuminate the dark doom.

When psychic power of inmost mind is connected to immeasurable time

There is no difference ever since hundreds of thousands of millions of ages from today.

Attempting to negotiate it with but responded with chirps and whirrs.

It turns the mind in absolute darkness.

No matter day or night, the mind rays shone the existence and non-existence.

This ignorant idiot is now called a Paramita.

(9 of 12 verses, by Ancient Chinese Monk Zi-Gong, Liang Dynasty)

十二时颂黄昏戌

狂子兴功投暗室。

假使心通无量时。

历劫何曾异今日。

拟商量,却啾唧。

转使心头黑如漆。

昼夜舒光照有无。

痴人唤作波罗蜜。

12 Famous Verses for Deep Concentration- 8 – 十二时颂 -日入酉

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Sunset Time: 1700-1900 Hours

Sensual world of delusion lasts not for long.

A cuisine of Zen pleasure is not intended to consume.

Not even eager to drink the wine of ignorance.

Nothing to be disposed, no object is to guard.

A carefree and unfettered life which has never been experienced before.

Even though someone learns a lot and   
is knowledgeable about historical and modern issues.

He is still an ignorant idiot who walks out of the right path.

(8 of 12 verses, by Ancient Chinese Monk Zi-Gong, Liang Dynasty)  

十二时颂 日入酉

虚幻声音终不久。

禅悦珍羞尚不餮。

谁能更饮无明酒。

没可抛,无物守。

荡荡逍遥不曾有。

纵尔多闻达古今。   

也是痴狂外边走。  

12 Famous Verses For Deep Concentration – 7 – 十二时颂- 晡时申

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Late Afternoon: 1500-1700 Hours

To practice shall firstly not dislike being poverty.

All phenomena are independent arising.

Since of formless, why need to implement any form of truth.

Attempting to purify is totally wasting of energy.

Do not recognize ignorance as your close neighborhood.

Talking with no desire, has no permanent residence.

Temporary just call me a Monk.
(7 of 12 verses, by Ancient Chinese Monk Zi-Gong, Liang Dynasty)     

十二时颂晡时申
学道先须不厌贫。

有相本来权积聚。

无形何用要安真。

作净洁,却劳神。

莫认愚痴作近邻。

言下不求无处所。

暂时唤作出家人。

October 9, 2006

12 Famous Verses For Deep Concentration – 6 – 十二时颂 – 日昳未。

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Early Afternoon 1300-1500 Hours

The reality has never been supplemented on top of your mind.

It is non-relevance to whatever other people’s sayings.

Do not practice for pleasing yourself.

Go wherever you want with no restriction.

Get among the people but in different worldly life.

Make good use of it without getting away from sensual functions..

The gem has never been temporary disposed.

(6 of 12 verses, by Ancient Chinese Monk Zi-Gong, Liang Dynasty)

十二时颂日昳未
梁代高僧誌公和尚

心地何曾安了义。

他家文字没亲疏。

莫起工夫求的意。

任纵横,绝忌讳。

长在人间不在世。

运用不离声色中。

历劫何曾暂抛弃。

12 Famous Verses For Deep Concentration – 5 – 十二时颂 – 日南午。

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Noon Time: 1100-1300 hours

There is a priceless Gem in the body of a composite of 4 elements,   

which could not resist to relinquish sunny ray and beautiful flowers of emptiness.    

Attempting to practice has turned into hardship.Since it is never under delusion, No enlightenment is required.

No matter how many times have you watched sun dawn till sun set,

A body of no form is within your formed body.

There is no salvation path on the pathway of illusion.

(5 of 12 verses, by Ancient Chinese Monk Zi-Gong, Liang Dynasty)

十二时颂 -日南午。
梁代高僧誌公和尚

四大身中无价宝。

阳焰空华不肯抛。

作意修行转辛苦。

不曾迷,莫求悟。

任尔朝阳几回暮。

有相身中无相身。

无明路上无生路。  


12 Famous Verses For Deep Concentration – 4 – 十二时颂 – 禺中巳。

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Morning Time: 0900-1100 Hours

The un-enlightened person is hard to be trained.

He falsely feels himself being fully aware of the patriarch’s teachings.      

Do not supplement any such teachings on top of your mind.    Stay profound with no literal text.   

If you turn backward to the previous state of mind, it is still false.   In this case, just temporarily stay awareness of it and do not chase further.  

Then you will never be interfered by the evil for hundreds of
thousands of millions ages.   

(4 of 12 verses, by Ancient Chinese Monk Zi-Gong, Liang Dynasty)
十二时颂禺中巳
梁代高僧誌公和尚


未了之人教不至。

假饶通达祖师言。  莫向心头安了义。   

只守玄,没文字。

认着依前还不是。    暂时自肯不追寻。   

旷劫不遭魔境使。  

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