Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Root God

Kongen-shin is the ultimate god - the Root of all source. All religion and all of its sects will ultimately reach the same place. The Indian saint, Ramakhrishna practiced attainment in almost all of the paths that exist in Hindu and Muslim traditions. He practiced them one by one from a very basic level. With every step to the upper level, he experienced a union with the god spirit in the lower level. He experienced the bliss of reaching the highest god of each sect. Every highest god of each sect had different characters. The greatest and remarkable part of his attainment is that when he experienced the bliss with the highest gods, and when he felt the existence of what is beyond it was all the same in every sect. It was simply an “Ocean of Divine Love” without words. This “Ocean of Divine Love ” that he reached beyond all supreme gods is the Kongen-shin in Japanese terms.

There are many different paths to reach the top of the mountain so called Kongen-shin. When you take a different path, the scenery along the way will be different. You shouldn’t argue about the difference of the scenery nor be seized by it. At the end we reach the same place., There is only one peak. Yet, there are long courses and short cuts. I believe the shortest path is to bless the present, no matter how many problems you might be carrying. By becoming aware of the importance of sending gratitudes for all the ordinary things in your life, various realization will start to occur, and you will start climbing the mountain.

"Ikashite-Itadaite Arigato-Gozaimasu." "Thank you for letting us live."

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