Monday, January 16, 2012

Focusing on one thing is the key to awakening

*Apology for the delay in updating. I had a problem with internet access for 2.5 days.

      There are numerous ways to heighten your spirituality in your daily life. A housewife can find her way in the housework. NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training ) people can find his way while struggling with anxiety as long as he doesn't give up. Later in your life, you will understand that period was your training period of life. 

     There is a legendry Japanese manga called “Tensai Bakabon.” One of the character in this cartoon is the “le le le no ojisan” (an older man who sweeps the street saying le le le no le~ and that's all he does).  

     This uncle lelele-no-le is said to have been characterized from one of the monk name Cuuda-pantaka in the Buddhist scripts. 

     Cuuda-pantaka was a very clear-headed trainee monk in his past life. He vilified a female trainee who wasn't good at memorizing the chants. When he had reborn, from the reflection of this past life, he became a man who couldn’t even remember his own name. (In the place he was buried after his death, a ginger had grown. It was rumored that when you eat this ginger, you become stupid. The origin of this rumor probably came from the nature of Cuuda-pantaka). Being a trainee monk in his past life, he became a follower of Buddha in the next life once again. However, because he couldn't do anything, the other followers tried to expel him from the group.
     Buddha heard about this and called Cuuda-pantaka. He gave him a broom and told him to simply sweep all day. Since then, Cuuda-pantaka simply kept sweeping for years after years.  One day a thought came into his mind. “The filth in the human heart is hard to clean. But if you keep cleaning, it can change and purified. Without a doubt humans' heart can be changed.”
      When he reached to this recognition, his filth he had carried from his past life about vilifying the female trainee had vanished in a second and his intelligence revived 
(the above story is through my psychic reading).

       When you focus on one thing and simply devote, serendipity may occur. “Awakening” occurs in the same manner. As long as your goal is to be awakened, you are distancing yourself from it. Awakening should not be the purpose. Same thing can be said about happiness. If you could simply be grateful in what you have today, you will realize you are already happy.  You have a spiritual connection, perhaps a fate, in where you are and what you are doing now. Simply devoting on the work in front of you is the key to recognize happiness in one’s life. Don't think too much and just devote. Happiness and good fate will "come" to you (rather than trying/going towards it).

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

1 comment:

Pedro Teixeira da Mota. said...

Nice teaching and story in humbleness and inner change
Please, note where it is: "serendipity may occur", should be "serenity may accur"

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu