enlightenment philosophy

Guided Meditation

•Stop thinking about the past or future. Stop remembering, stop imagining. Stop regretting stop worrying.

•Live in the present, focus on the moment. What is happening right now? What do you see and hear? What do you feel, what are you aware of.

•Just plainly observe the moment, be a witness to the present, be mindful.

•Don’t react.

•Understand that everything you experience is the Universe unfolding, the Divine game playing itself out. Everything you see and hear is the Divine Dharmakaya, everything is Amida Buddha.

•We give individual things names and descriptions, we form opinions and make judgements, but actually in truth and reality everything is simply Amida (the Divine, the Universe, God, the Dharmakaya, Buddha)

•Don’t think about how things might be different from how they are, but rather think to accept the way things are and submit to the Way (Tao) of the Universe.

•Think to yourself: This is the way it is, for now. This is my destiny, ordained by the universe with wisdom and compassion. Everything happens for a reason. Everything is as it should be. It is what it is.

•Thinking in that way make some effort to be content. Try to be content, encourage yourself to be content and let go of desires. Remember: desire is the cause of suffering, contentment is the greatest wealth. Be content, be happy.

•Being content and accepting let your mind relax and be quiet. Don’t think too much about things, just let your mind be at peace and still. Let your mind fall into a natural state of concentration.

•Chant the name of Amida to remember Amida, to recognise everything as Amida. Chant to express your gratitude to the Divine, as a way of Thanksgiving. Chant to remind yourself to trust the Divine rather than worry. Chanting just the name of Amida is both an act of devotion and praise. Chanting is also enjoyable and a way of rejoicing in the Divine.

Namo Amitabha 🙏🏻

Nothing is ever quite what it seems… life is a persistent, perceptual illusion.  A phenomenon played to the theater of our mind and senses.  Everything that exists are expressions of our consciousness in varying degrees.

Enjoy the smoke and mirrors, but do not allow yourself to get overly attached or lost in the passing dream of manifested forms.   ~Anon I mus

Progress, not perfection.
—  Twelve-Step saying

“Everyone wants to get rid of suffering but no one wants to stop identifying as the ‘personal sufferer’.”  ~Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)

*artist Miles Toland

Not what you do, but how you do what you do determines whether you are fulfilling your destiny. And how you do what you do is determined by your state of consciousness.
Oh soul, You worry too much. You have seen your own strengh.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen your golden wings.
Of anything less, Why do you worry? You are in truth. The soul, of the soul, of the soul.
—  Rumi