Sunday, February 19, 2012

Drawing a line



     This past few thousand years, numerous ideologies, faith, religions, religious practices has aroused. And in the modern world, New Age spiritual teachings has been presented. The bottom of all this is the humanly desire wanting to attain happiness. It’s the fundamental humanly nature to desire a life with a peaceful mind. No matter how many techniques are presented, it cannot win over basic human acts like having mercy, kindness and giving love to others.  In a Buddhist, it is called compassion. This is the most powerful heart one could have. You will become a shinning mirror to others and to yourself. Any kind of powerful curse or black magic would be thrown off if you have true compassionate heart. And the curse will return to the sender and it will destroy the person.

     The above diagram is the Ying and Yang, the cosmic dual forces.  This idea came from the super ancient time in Japanese Shintoism. Izanagi and Izanami (like Adam and Eve) was the couple deity who had created all gods and goddesses and the materials in this world. This idea spread to China and became what is called Tao.


     This stone is called magatama (勾玉) and it was discovered from the ancient burial mounds in Japan. The magatama represents an embryo and also the polarity. This figure hides the secret of process of the formation of the universe, the latest physics discovery on symmetry breakdown, about time and dimensions, about the black hole… etc.

     In a revelation, a deity told me to draw a line anywhere on the top diagram.  I drew a horizontal line. Wherever I make a line, the portion of the black part and the white part will always be different. However, the whole circle provides equal amount of black and white. 

The same thing can be taught about life. We are all given equal amount of the Ying and the Yang energy. Your life will differ depending on where you draw the line. You are free to draw the line wherever you desire. But if you are able to draw the line just in the middle, your polarity will be in balance. 
At some point in your life, you will have more Yang energy and at some point more Ying. But in total, it is balanced. 
     This is the same idea as “the middle way” that Buddha had talked about.  In Shintoism, we have the same idea. It is called seichu (正中)There is a secret to happiness in this middle way.  Life provides us many troubling matters. When you are troubled, don’t loose your patience and walk the middle way in a calm manner. Don’t forget to be an observer of your own life. 
Ask yourself, what is the middle point of this matter? There will be an answer to happiness in this question. Even when you are sending gratitude, be conscious about the middle point of your mind. Then things will pass without any serious damage. 

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live


2 comments:

Pedro Teixeira da Mota. said...

Salutations and graces...
Beautiful teaching on the compassionate heart and in being or walking in the Middle Path...
May be disputable but much interesting the idea that the Tao sprang from Japan...
One part needing more clarification or examples is this one:
"We are all given equal amount of the Ying and the Yang energy. Your life will differ depending on where you draw the line. You are free to draw the line wherever you desire. But if you are able to draw the line just in the middle, your polarity will be in balance. 
At some point in your life, you will have more Yang energy and at some point more Ying."
How we know or how we discern where we draw the line? Is it by a constant understanding of the yin and yang in us and in the consequences on our lives?

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Sazareishi said...

it means try to always find the middle path.