A/THE BUDDHA OF INFINITE LIGHT

 

TO THE BUDDHA OF INFINITE LIGHT

who is meditated upon while facing the setting sun, when the day’s work is accomplished and the mind is at peace.

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Chengdu Giant Pagoda

AMITABHA! (a Bodhisattva who presides over a Pure Land in the west of the universe).

Thou who liveth within my heart, awaken me to the immensity of the Spirit, to the experience of thy living presence!

Deliver me from the bonds of desire, from the slavery of small aims, from the delusion of narrow ego hood. 

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The Circle of Life  Sera Monastery   Lhasa

Enlighten me with the light of thy wisdom, suffuse me with the incandescence of thy love, which includes and embraces the darkness, like the light that surrounds the dark core of the flame, like the love of a mother that surrounds the growing life in the darkness of her womb, like the  earth protecting the tender germ of the seed.

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Prayer Wheels containing the Sutras  Drepung Monastery   Lhasa

Let me be the seed of thy living light!

Give me the strength to burst the sheath of self hood, and like the seed that dies in order to be reborn, let me fearlessly go though the portals of death, so that I may awaken to the greater life:

To all-embracing life of thy love, the all-embracing love of thy wisdom.

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Dan at the Polata Palace in Lhasa, Tibet