Monday, March 03, 2014

It Is a Good Day!

Every day is a good day, every moment is a good moment. Every moment is so subtle, and precious, that we can use it in infinite ways: to have a good thought, bad thought, nasty thought, noble thought, or neutral thought... then, from that thought, the action, either virtuous or non-virtuous, will follow. Then we create our "Karma" - "action" in Sanskrit.

The mystery is: it is so ordinary, there is actually no mystery. Every moment is decided by us.

Meditation has taught me that we always have the opportunity to seize the moment. The greater trust we have in ourselves, and the more conviction we have in our goodness, the more strength we will have to seize it. With self-doubt and lack of conviction, our past negative actions gain momentum and the joy of the present is awash in doubt and fear. Then the future looks dismal. If we as humanity feel good about ourselves, we will grab this particular moment with great conviction before it washes away. Each of us holds human destiny in our hands. It will be completely determined by how the mind feels about itself.
"The Shambhala Principle", by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Chinese calligraphy, "Meditation-Zen"(in Japanese), or "Chan"(in Chinese) in semi-cursive style.
Sumi ink on rice paper. The size is 15 by 15 inches. Signed with the artist's seal "the heart of buddha", and my name "Chin".

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