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Bhante Urgyen Sangharaksit

By atishnnby on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 09:51

भन्ते उर्गेन संघरक्षित 

भन्ते तुम्ही आमची प्रेरणा आहात शिलरूपी गंध आहात
प्रज्ञारूपी दृष्टी तुमची करुणेचा अथांग सागर आहात 

अज्ञानरुपी वाळवंटात फुलवलेली बाग आहात
माणुसकीचा धम्म तुमचा विर्याची खान आहात 

त्रिरत्नावर श्रद्धा तुमची त्याचे तुम्ही अभिवेक्ती आहात 
शरणगमनाचे चैतन्य नवे त्या चैतन्याचे प्रखर तेज आहात 

धम्म हीच संपत्ती तुमची त्याचे सुवर्ण पान आहात 
बोधिसत्वाचे रूप तुमचे संघाचे आधारस्तंभ आहात 

सत्याचा मार्ग तुमचा तुम्ही निर्वाणाचे धनी आहात
भन्ते आजही तुम्ही आमच्या हृदयात जिवंत आहात
भन्ते आजही तुम्ही आमच्या हृदयात जिवंत आहात

ATISH MESHRAM
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat
The 2012 Triratna International Retreat

We must imagine the Buddha

By lokabandhu on Sun, 27 May, 2012 - 10:35
“To live the Buddhist life, to become like the Buddha, we must imagine the Buddha. The goal must be embodied in our imaginations, our deepest energies gathered in an image of what we are trying to move towards.

… Imagination has direct access to its objects, in contrast to reason, which deals with concepts derived from experience. It is a means of knowing, its truths being symbolic rather than conceptual. As it matures, imagination becomes the faculty of faculties, combining and transcending reason, emotion, and the senses, whether physical or visionary.

Those who are truly creative know very well that imagination has in it something that is more than the individual. One cannot say that the poem or painting or music came from oneself, if it is at all successful; one did not will it: the creation seemed to will itself. This is important for us to understand if we wish to develop our imaginations. For the imagination to flower we must suspend our willing and allow something new to arise from beyond our conscious identity”.

(from Re-Imagining The Buddha, published on Sangharakshita’s website)
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