Thursday, October 03, 2013
Poem by Bokonon
life is a garden,
not a road
we enter and exit
through the same gate
where we go matters less
than what we notice
~ Bokonon ~
(The Lost Book)
(Dear friends, the partner of my dear friend Helen Purdum is now in the final
stages of dying. He is only 58 years old and his illness has developed swiftly.
I am asking that all who feel comfortable in doing so, to send prayers (and/or good
thoughts)and to recite this mantra for him, asking for an easy passage to the spiritual realms. Amitabha is the Buddha of infinite light and, according to the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, should be visualized at the crown at the moment of death.)
Amitābha is the center of a number of mantras in Buddhist Vajrayanapractices. The Sanskrit form of the mantra of Amitābha is ॐ अमिताभ ह्रीः(Devanagari: oṃ amitābha hrīḥ), which is pronounced in its Tibetan version as Om ami dewa hri (Sanskrit: oṃ amideva hrīḥ).