Stories (with a lesson) taught by Buddha: “The lost son”

  THE LOST SON “A young widower, who loved his five year old son very much, was away on business when bandits came who burned down the whole village and took his son away. When the man returned, he saw the ruins and panicked. The took the burnt corpse of an infant to be his…

“The immesurables” from the Buddha’s teachings

[The Buddha] used to make monks and laypeople alike practice a certain discipline called the “immeasurables,” because it made you bigger. You sat and you sent out waves of benevolence and good wishes to the whole world, not excluding anyone from your radius of benevolence. It’s a radius. You have to start off when you’re…

POEMS: “Wordless Whispers” by Mystic Meandering

Wordless Whispers…   Who is here for you, in your vulnerability, your fragility? Maybe you talk to “God”… The Buddha, maybe Allah, or the Divine Mother…? It doesn’t matter what “God” you believe in.. “The Mystery” holds them all… What comforts you? What calms your agitated mind? Can you feel the invisible arms around your…

“The Way of Divine Energy” by Elquanah (re-blogged)

The Way of Divine Energy The wisdom and insight we can learn from ancient texts is never ending. More than 5000 years ago the ancient Chinese masters of  esoteric healing came to the understanding that everything is composed of the same energetic substance  called Qi.  They observed the oneness and wholeness in all existence and …

POEMS: “Follow Truth”

Follow Truth The Buddha didn’t know that his choice to be himself would roll through the pages of history like a rogue wave.  All he did was sit beneath the bodhi tree, intention fixed on awakening, and when the light flowed in, he offered it back as the fruit of all his practice.  We each…