The Compassionate Light of the Buddha Amida

The Buddha of Infinite light casts her compassionate light
on every finite living being; regardless – even though we are
blinded by passions & run in circles, her light is unobstructed.
Is there anyone among you who can out run the sun?
Where are you running too anyway? It is true we are foolish …
beings – so stop running, take refuge in Amida Buddha,
the healing light, the unobstructed light of compassion.

Namu Amida Butsu.

Three New Poems

Blinded by Passions

Blinded by
passions , I
complain
out loud in
the darkness
of my own
making,
not noticing
the one
guiding
the boat
to the Other
shore, not
hearing
in the light

namu amida butsu

 

The Buddha Within

The Voiceless voice
she calls out to me,

with these lips
& this breath.

Astonished that even
as I am, the Buddha

& I are one.
Namu Amida Butsu

 

 

My Foolish Self

My blind self
pierced by Amida’s light

illuminated and dissolved
into the great ocean of compassion

into the Oneness of life
Palms together, embraced

just as I am. each step
with the Buddha,

my truest self,
my Amida self,

the deep flow of the oneness of realty
all beings one with me

palms together and bowing
namu amida butsu,

embraced just as I am.