Die once and open your eyes.
Observe how this body is a collection
of karmic states of consciousness,
according to karmic affinities.
this body contains billions of lives.
how they cause us to suffer
as they go back and forth
Take the suffering and hardships that arise
and gather them together in your one mind.
and the lives within your body
will be transformed into Bodhisattvas.
To save all beings,
start with those already within you.
This one mind that we all share
is the source of everything and every life.
our one mind and all Buddhas exist together,
working together as one.
“All minds are my mind,
all bodies are my body,
not a thing is separate from me.”
Truly realize this for yourself,
truly bring forth this one mind.
Raise this unseen five-colored pillar high
and go forward entrusting everything to it.
Live magnificently throughout all the ups and downs of life.
(From the song “Live Magnificently,” by Daehaeng Sunim)