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Namo Amitabha Buddhaya
June 24, 2007

written on the first "Sun"-day of the Summer Solstice
in honor of the Great Spiritual Light of the Universe;

dedicated to Amitabha, the Buddha of Infinite Light,
who dwells in Sukhavati, a Pure Land of Great Happiness
created for all beings who desire to realize the Truth
that we ourselves are the Infinite Light of the Buddha
and our true work is to manifest here and now
the Pure Land of Great Happiness for all beings;

inspired by the Buddha in you
as written through Br. ChiSing
after his morning meditation
during his writing meditation
on Sunday, June 24, 2007.

A new beginning is dawning
in your life and in your world.
Old things are passing.
Every moment is new.
What used to work
no longer does.

It is time to open your heart
to the Great Change,
the Great Transformation
that is taking place.
Old habits,
old patterns of thinking
are being released now.

Open your mind,
open your heart,
open your body —
open your whole being
to the Light that is now
dawning afresh and anew.

Dedicate every day to the Light.
Begin every day in the Light.
Live every day in the Light.
Close every day in the Light.
Sit in silent meditation every day
in the Light with every breath:

"Amitabha,
Infinite Light"
(Buddha).

"Sukhavati,
Happiness Manifesting"
(Pure Land).

You yourself are the Infinite Light.
Your work here is only to manifest
True Happiness for all beings.
Let your Light shine.
Don't hide it.

Let your Light express
as love,
as clarity,
as determination —
as the Truth, Goodness and Beauty
that you already and always are.

You don't have to struggle so much
to feel this love,
to intuit guidance.
Simply dedicate everything to the Light.
Entrust yourself completely to the Light.
And rest therein.

The Light does all the work.
The Light is love.
The Light is wisdom.
The Light is all there really is.
It is your True Nature.

And what the Light is, the Light does:
The Light creates true happiness and joy and freedom.
Amitabha creates Sukhavati.
The Infinite Light creates Happiness Manifest.
The Buddhas create Pure Lands.

The Buddha is who you are.
The Pure Land is what you do:
Amitabha / Sukhavati.
Being / Doing.
Identity / Function.

And so, perhaps you might like to practice
this in your sitting and walking meditations:
Sit with "Amit-abha" (Infinite / Light)
as your mantra with every breath.
Walk with "Sukha-vati" (Happiness / Manifesting)
as your mantra with every step.

Sit and walk as
the Infinite Light of the Buddha
creating a Pure Land of Great Happiness
with every breath and every step
for all beings.

You can do it,
because
You Are That!

NAMO AMITABHA BUDDHAYA

~ Br. ChiSing

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