Somebody asked me in an email if I knew the source of a quote. Here is the full quote which is spoken by the celebrant at the end of the Lay Ordination ceremony.
We live in the world as if in the sky
just as the lotus blossom is not wetted
by the water that surrounds it.
The mind is immaculate and beyond the dust.
Let us bow to the highest Lord.
It has been a long day, it’s actually the next day now, and I’m so very glad right now to be publishing this verse.
Highest Lord? Really the meaning of that, the spiritual meaning, needs to be discovered for oneself. Right off the top of my head and for now I’d say deepest *heart. However the emphasis must surely be on Let us bow.
*Heart – heart/mind or Shin.