I feel like the bells are ringing all around the world right now.
I finally started to understand Daehaeng Kun Sunim’s meaning of entrusting. I’ve stopped paying much attention to the news, it doesn’t feel like there’s a whole lot of concern in the news for a good outcome, but merely sensationalizing the situation and creating panic. I know there’s a whole lot going on in the world, the best I can do is intrust that my intentions for everything to be well, and keep going in my life.
Chong Go Sunim once told us that if you know something bad is going to happen, it’s better not to add to it by just talking about it, but instead to entrust it and know that it will be taken care of. He added that Daehaeng Kun Sunim once said, “Before there was the nuclear bomb [or nuclear power, or demonstrations, if I may add] there was mind.” It would be much more useful to entrust the situation to our fundamental mind right now than to get caught up in the panic.
I’ve been sending many thoughts of Metta to the engineers working in Japan. I feel they are truly Bodhisattvas. They aren’t doing this only for their families, or the Japanese people, but potentially all sentient beings on this planet. What ever their fate may be, may the merit of their sacrifice carry them a great way!
At the risk of sounding like a cheese ball, I’ve been thinking about the Mayan prophecy that now would be a time of great change. The reason I’m not too shy to share that is, well, change isn’t exactly a foreign concept to Buddhism. There is always change, so it’s always a good time to practice, but maybe now more people may start paying attention!