Monday, December 20, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 58-13 Amida(Amitābha) shines
He has light, but doesn't shine. (Ch.58)
You have light, so you don't have to shine.
You've got the light of Tao (=Love) inside you.
Have you ever heard of Amida, or Amitābha?
He is also called 無量光仏 [mu ryo ko butsu] "the Buddha of Infinite Light".
He is the light that lights up all the aspects of life.
Amida will take care of the rest.
In Buddhism, the concept is called 他力 [tariki], Other-power.
Be like dust. (☞See Ch.56)
Your inner light will take care of the rest.
-Dark Government 58-1
-Brilliant government 58-2
-Fortune = Misfortune 58-3
-Misfortune = Fortune 58-4
-Eternal cycle 58-5
-Odd criterion 58-7
-Confused about time? 58-9
-Don't tear it! 58-10
-Kyoka (crazy song) hurts 58-11
-Straight = Bent 58-12
-Amida (Amitābha) shines 58-13
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 58
Tao answers your question!
☞Amida is everywhere, or at least everywhere in Japan. Ask any Japanese kid if he knows Amida. He will say "yes, he does". But don't ask the kid to draw the image of Amida because you will get confused. He will certainly draw a combination of a few vertical lines and horizontal ones instead of a holy image of Infinite Light's divine visage. Please don't think that Amida's face is too sacred to draw. No. The kid will have just prepared a draw. Instead of using pieces of paper in a hat, the Japanese sometimes draw an amida-kuji, or Amida's lot.