燈光下的思維Contemplation Under The Light
Most people like to congregate with their family in the living room after dinner to have small chats, while watching the television etc. If I am not overseas or meeting clients in the evenings, I will be in my own “abode of light”. After dinner at home, I would clean up before shutting myself in the study room. Under the room light, I would contemplate on the truth in this Universe. Sometimes, in the midst of it, I would do some birth chart analysis and name selections before hitting the bed late in the wee hours.
You might ask if I find my current lifestyle boring and bland. Well, to the common folks, they might find it hard to bear. However, I am a spiritual cultivator, a practicing Buddhist. If I cannot deal with this bit of “boredom”, how can I share the responsibilities of the Tathagatha? How can I develop the meditative stillness and wisdom? How can I lead the sentient beings out of the cycle of sufferings in Samsara? Everyone must understand that to take refuge in the Triple Gem is to turn over a new leaf, lead a noble life of precepts, bring benefits to oneself and others and with good karma, be reborn in the Buddha Land of eternal bliss and light, and be forever free from the suffering of reincarnation in the six realms.
I do not experience any loneliness. On the contrary, I feel that there are too much chaos in this degenerate world and I am long tired of worldly affairs. I have long understood fully this Buddhist verse “The riches in this Saha world may be fulfilling, but nothing compares to the enlightenment in Buddha Land”. I would have long gone into reclusive retreat and not see anyone, had it not for my repeated vows to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Therefore, should we have the affinity to meet, you should thank your lucky stars. I am equipped to solve your problems and all those who meet me shall be empowered too.
In those countless times of contemplation, I pondered on how to eradicate your sufferings, send out bliss, happiness and freedom from obstacles and then nurture you with the wisdom of life I accumulated through days and nights of hard work, often at the expense of food and sleep, and the rigors of my journey. I look forward to the day when you can break free of sufferings and achieve eternal bliss. My nights of contemplation under the lights continue.