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Monday, May 14, 2007

All is Buddha

Each form, each particle, is a Buddha. One form is all Buddhas. All forms, all particles, are all Buddhas. All forms, sounds, scents, feelings, and phenomena are also like this, each filling all fields.


James: This quote reminds me of one of my favorite poems by the Venerable Lama Gendun Rinpoche

Happiness cannot be found
through great effort and willpower,
but is already present,
in open relaxation and letting go.

Don't strain yourself,there is nothing to do or undo.
Whatever momentarily arises in the body-mind
has no real importance at all,
has little reality whatsoever.
Why identify with, and become attached to it,
passing judgment upon it and ourselves?

Far better to simply
let the entire game happen on its own,
springing up and falling back like waves --
without changing or manipulating anything --
and notice how everything vanishes and reappears, magically,
again and again,time without end.

Only our searching for happiness
prevents us from seeing it.
It's like a vivid rainbow which we you
pursue without ever catching,
or a dog chasing its own tail.

Although peace and happiness do not exist
as an actual thing or place,
it is always available
and accompanies you every instant.

Don't believe in the reality
of good and bad experiences;
they are like today's ephemeral weather,
like rainbows in the sky.

Wanting to grasp the ungraspable,
you exhaust yourself in vain.
As soon as you open and relax
this tight fist of grasping,
infinite space is there --
open, inviting and comfortable.

Make use of this spaciousness, this
freedom and natural ease.
Don't search any further.
looking for the great awakened elephant,
who is already resting quietly at home
in front of your own hearth.

Nothing to do or undo,
nothing to force,
nothing to want,
and nothing missing --

Emaho! Marvelous!
Everything happens by itself.

PHOTO: The Venerable Lama Gendun Rinpoche.

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EdaMommy said...

Thank you for sharing these illuminating words. ^_^

Greenwoman said...

Well that one settles in nicely...*smiles* Thank you!

Sean - Dharma Monkey said...

Ditto on passing along some inspiring words at the beginning of this work week, James!


They call him James Ure said...

Eda Mommy:

You're quite welcome.


Says it all indeed.


Hope you have a wonderfully peaceful week friend.

Betty Branco Martins said...

PHONE IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION (+00351)289 884 500; (+00351)282 405 400; (+00351)218 641 00; (+00351)112 (This is the Portuguese Emergency Phone Number).

This english girl is missing. She disappeared from her bedroom in Algarve (Portugal) on May 3rd where she was with her parents on vacation. She may face international illegal adoption or sexual exploitation. She might be out of portuguese borders already. Help finding her spreading this message and Maddie’s photos on your blogs.
Voilà les numéros de téléphone, du Portugal, si vous avez quelque information: (+00351) 289 884 500; (+00351)282 405 400; (+00351)218 641 00, ainsi que (+00351)112 (ou votre numéro d'urgence européen).
Cette petite fille anglaise est disparue au 3 Mai de l’Algarve (Portugal) où elle était avec les parents en vacances. Probablement elle est déjà dehors la frontière portugaise. Si vous avez d’informations appelez les numéros de téléphone. Aide Maddie ! Mettez le message et photos dans vos blogs.

Desde Portugal piden por el Paradero de esta niña que está desaparecida.
En el caso que alguién sepa algo, más arriba tienen todos los datos para comunicarse.
Todos necesitamos de todos. Muchas gracias. (colaboración de: ADAL)

Menina inglesa desaparecida a 3 de Maio do Algarve(Portugal) onde estava de férias com os pais.Provavelmente já se encontra fora de Portugal.Se tiver informações telefone para os números acima.Ajude Maddie! Coloque esta mensagem e fotos no seu blog!
Dieses kleine Mädchen wird vermisst!Sie ist von ihrem Hotelzimmer an der Algarve (Praia da Luz- Portugal) am 3. Mai, wo sie Ferien mit ihrem Eltern gemacht hat, verschwunden .Es ist möglich, dass sie für illegale Adoption oder sexuell Mißbrauch entführt worden ist.Vielleicht hat sie Portugal schon verlassen.Wenn Sie Informationen oder Hinweise haben, rufen Sie, bitte, die gegebene Telefonnummer an.Helfen Sie Maddie!Posten Sie, bitte, diese Nachricht mit fotos in ihre Blogs!

Translate this to other languages please! Italian, Greek, Russian etc.
I'll had it here!
This is a post for foreign bloggers that might visit portuguese bloggers.
Thank you!

PeterAtLarge said...

Nice piece today, James! Thanks! PaL

renée said...

Thank you for this great and peaceful poem, James! It's reassuring and brings you back in the moments you are strong, confident and satisfied..!

They call him James Ure said...


Thanks and you're welcome.


Yes the poem is like a breath of fresh air or a good rain storm that washes the dirt away.

They call him James Ure said...


Thank-you for passing that on. My thoughts are with that innocent child and her family. May we find her soon and may she be comforted by our combined energy in the mean time.

Carlos said...

Wonderful. Where can we find more words by the Venerable Lama Gendun Rinpoche?

They call him James Ure said...


Unfortunately I do not know of any other writings from the Rinpoche. :(

They call him James Ure said...


Wait, I found this website:

Teachings of Lama Gendun Rinpoche

Carlos said...

Thank you very much!

James said...


You're welcome. :)


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