Saturday, February 25, 2012

Loosen up your grip

     A person’s life changes with whom he meets by chance and fate. Coincidence is actually not an accident but an inevitability. This is true looking from a spiritual point of view. But it’s important not to misunderstand that fates and coincidences are fixed. Some people think that destiny cannot be changed and they just give up their life. These people think it’s a waste of time to make any effort because things will happen anyways. Coincidence is built upon one’s thoughts and actions. Today’s thoughts and actions will create tomorrow’s coincidence. Future is a blank sheet of paper.

     Nothing is actually binding you from the past experiences. It’s your mind that is still holding on to the past and the worries for the future. You are strangling and limiting yourself by doing so. You are wasting the NOW moment. And that is the biggest problem.
      You are responsible for your own destiny. If you become aware of this, you will know the importance of being in the NOW moment and making the efforts in the best way you can. At the same time, loosen up your grip. Don’t hold on to the results. Just do your best then let it go. You should leave some space for the spirits to help you. Simply send gratitude that your are led to live and let go of the past.

      Emancipation is one stage of awakening in Buddhism.  It’s about freeing yourself. Once you are able to let go and free yourself from the past and future, you will be inviting the right energy in the now moment. This will result in the right chances and the right coincidences. Now moment has all the possibilities for creation. And once you waste the now moment, you may be destroying a good fate.
      One’s life could change in an instant. I too have experienced this. I used to work in the IT field. And through a headhunting company, I changed my job to the field of natural resources. My whole life changed through my job and here I am today. This happened by chance through a meeting and it seemed like a coincidence but it was inevitable.

     So don’t spend too much time in worries. As long as you work hard and stay in the now moment, things will start to change. Even with a part-time job, just do your best in the work and live the now moment. Then one day the right fate will come to you.

     When you are not a full-time employee, it means that you are the owner-manager. Don’t give up.

    1. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just do your best.
    2. Then don’t worry, loosen your grip and enjoy
        the moment.
    3. Be in gratitude towards ancestral spirits and 
        to your innate god for being led to live .

     The change will come all of the sudden and it will happen much faster then you think. No one knows when it will happen. And it all depends on your daily thoughts and actions. Life is eternal. At the end, everyone will have a chance to be all right.

      Trust your ancestors and your innate god. If you can have the trust, there is nothing to worry.

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Drawing a line

     This past few thousand years, numerous ideologies, faith, religions, religious practices has aroused. And in the modern world, New Age spiritual teachings has been presented. The bottom of all this is the humanly desire wanting to attain happiness. It’s the fundamental humanly nature to desire a life with a peaceful mind. No matter how many techniques are presented, it cannot win over basic human acts like having mercy, kindness and giving love to others.  In a Buddhist, it is called compassion. This is the most powerful heart one could have. You will become a shinning mirror to others and to yourself. Any kind of powerful curse or black magic would be thrown off if you have true compassionate heart. And the curse will return to the sender and it will destroy the person.

     The above diagram is the Ying and Yang, the cosmic dual forces.  This idea came from the super ancient time in Japanese Shintoism. Izanagi and Izanami (like Adam and Eve) was the couple deity who had created all gods and goddesses and the materials in this world. This idea spread to China and became what is called Tao.

     This stone is called magatama (勾玉) and it was discovered from the ancient burial mounds in Japan. The magatama represents an embryo and also the polarity. This figure hides the secret of process of the formation of the universe, the latest physics discovery on symmetry breakdown, about time and dimensions, about the black hole… etc.

     In a revelation, a deity told me to draw a line anywhere on the top diagram.  I drew a horizontal line. Wherever I make a line, the portion of the black part and the white part will always be different. However, the whole circle provides equal amount of black and white. 

The same thing can be taught about life. We are all given equal amount of the Ying and the Yang energy. Your life will differ depending on where you draw the line. You are free to draw the line wherever you desire. But if you are able to draw the line just in the middle, your polarity will be in balance. 
At some point in your life, you will have more Yang energy and at some point more Ying. But in total, it is balanced. 
     This is the same idea as “the middle way” that Buddha had talked about.  In Shintoism, we have the same idea. It is called seichu (正中)There is a secret to happiness in this middle way.  Life provides us many troubling matters. When you are troubled, don’t loose your patience and walk the middle way in a calm manner. Don’t forget to be an observer of your own life. 
Ask yourself, what is the middle point of this matter? There will be an answer to happiness in this question. Even when you are sending gratitude, be conscious about the middle point of your mind. Then things will pass without any serious damage. 

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu

Thank you for letting us live