Meditation

“Why I Meditate”

I don't meditate to paint, nor to photograph, nor to write, nor for Enlightenment.
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“The Two Stages to Meditation”

There are two stages to meditation: the first is finding your Soul, and the next is then helping others to find theirs.
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“Being Surrendered by Amida Buddha”

In meditation, still and active, one’s self is given over to the Higher Power, to Amida Buddha, to the Great Spirit.
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“We All Are the Golden Buddha”

“The Buddha of the deeper Buddhism is not Gautama … but simply the divine in man. Chrysalides of the infinite we all are: each contains a ghostly Buddha, and the millions are but one.”

— Lafcadio Hearn[1] 

Our word chrysalis originally referred to the gold-colored pupa of a butterfly, from the Greek khrusos, gold.

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“Hakuin Ekaku: Meditation in the Midst”

Hakuin Ekaku, the great Zen master made his life statement with his final piece of calligraphy: “a giant character for ‘midst,’ with the inscription, ‘Meditation in the MIDST of action is a billion times superior to meditation in stillness.’”*

Action Meditation: the Soul at work.

 

* Ed. Sushila Blackman, Graceful Exits (New York: Weatherhill, 1997), p.

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“A Simple, Quiet Meditation”

If there is a purpose in meditation, then it is the Awareness of Guidance. With this in mind, here is a very simple, quiet meditation.
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