Say hello to LOVE, teaching us by example how we push and pull away from the LIGHT as it is reflected back to us, in our behaviors, our speech, our unevenness, and our current incapacity to hear the unique music of ‘other’ as LOVE speaking.
All roads lead to home, are HOME Itself. In our humanness, we mirror and offer rare gifts to one another, seeing in the ‘other’ reflection of self. Saint/sinner, lover/hater, brilliant/irrelevant, abuser/innocent, all illuminations of the Divine Dreamer, manifest here. All illusion of ‘other’ yet magnificently so, as that is the way of LOVE.
Divine Dreamer’s dreaming of the dream is never in error, always in wonder, forever in awe. All is revealed in yet another window, so far unseen. Undoubtedly, challenging aberrations appear to arise on our beloved earth, and beautifully inspire us into action, creation, compassion, work.
May we do this work, caring for the poor, the suffering, the lonely, the broken, and the unheld, not through ridiculing or abandoning 'culprits', but through awakening again and again to the ONE HEART of LOVE, recalling that poverty lives not only in the body, but also in the heart, and that LOVE denies no one true understanding, as the eyes blink open to see.
You are so loved
invites you to find out what you are.
The nun Wu Jincang asked the Sixth Patriach Huineng, "I have studied the Mahaparinirvana sutra for many years, yet there are many areas i do not quite understand. Please enlighten me."
The patriarch responded, "I am illiterate. Please read out the characters to me and perhaps I will be able to explain the meaning."
Said the nun, "You cannot even recognize the characters. How are you able then to understand the meaning?"
"Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon’s location. However, the finger is not the moon. To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger, right?"
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