Author: buddhajim

In the Moment

In the Moment

In the Moment “Life at each moment encompasses the body and mind and the self and environment of all sentient beings..as well as all insentient beings in the three thousand realms, including plants, sky, earth, and even the minutest particles of dust.  Life at each moment permeates the entire realm of phenomena and is revealed …

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Buddha’s Diary 2

Buddha’s Diary 2

In the Moment Let us see if we – can Be In the Moment. Abiding Patiently; Listening The Flame growing louder In Silence What can We hear, With mortal ear?

Buddha’s Diary 1

Buddha’s Diary 1

Some Short Songs for Illumination: Convinced the colorful hummingbirds carry spirit messages from god, We listen attentively Flowing In and Flowing Out Awareness in a Moment All around us, light abundant All within, the generating flame The Wave rears up, reaching toward heaven The Ocean’s vortex energy surrounds the empty moment, the silent Eye   …

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When I Died and Came Back

When I Died and Came Back

How many days, weeks or months are left me to tell this story of my meeting with death? Can it be done? Words cannot do justice or fully describe the encounter; and my meager skills as a writer may not be helpful to the attempt. And why should any attempt to describe death be made? …

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What Are Angels?

What Are Angels?

Can you describe an angel?  What images come to mind?  Most readers will be able to conjure an image of an angel because the concept of an angel, or angels, or a host of angels – is so familiar in our culture. What does an angel look like?  What can angels do?  What is their …

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The Jackass Hill Insane Asylum

The Jackass Hill Insane Asylum

This story was published in my first book, The Johari Mirror.   Please enjoy this humorous tale of a writer’s conceit. To let the reader in on why I’m writing this, I’m old now and have realized that if a witness to certain lies and fantastic distortions does not try to correct them, then said witness …

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A Strange Experience of Mentor and Disciple

A Strange Experience of Mentor and Disciple

“More things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,”  In the writings of John Muir, America’s far-seeing prophet of environmental awareness, there is a marvelous tale of the mystical bond which links mentor and disciple across time and distance.  This story is so illustrative of this unmistakable but mysterious connection …

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Hippies and High Tech

Hippies and High Tech

Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me; Other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip its been. – Grateful Dead, Truckin’   Just down the tree-lined street from where I write, over by the Veterans Administration (V.A.) Hospital of Menlo Park, California, is a dangerous blind curve …

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Ghosts of the Desert

Ghosts of the Desert

“The great sin of Enlightened Europe is to allow the women of Greece, the mothers of freemen everywhere, to be forced under the veil by the Turks.”  – Lord Byron   Ghosts of the Desert In the dim light of night traffic, in cars driven by men – always driven by men for the ghosts, …

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