The following is a poem written by a Buddhist in olden times:
One’s mind is, indeed, a mind that bewilders the heart. The mind works on the heart — do not relax your guard on your mind.
This poem explains that the mind of enlightenment and that of delusion coexist in our hearts. It eloquently expresses how these two minds conflict with each other. The first part, “one’s mind, indeed,” describes a deluded mind, and the next “mind” indicates an enlightened mind. The third mention of the “mind” refers once again to a mind of delusion.*
If you want to become the master of your unruly mind, join us on Saturday, February 8th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm for a lecture and video presentation on Buddhism and enlightenment. You will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of our Chief Priest, Rev. Murata. He will teach us how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and how to properly use the Buddhist Juzu beads.
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* excerpted from “Life Manifesting the Ten Worlds” Nichiren Shoshu Monthly magazine, January, 2014, p.6.