Now Stepping Forward, Now Stepping Back

It is your own brilliantly luminous Treasure House.

Let loose this brilliance through your eyes, (and)
you bathe the Buddha body and Buddha Land in splendor;

Buster bathes his Buddha body on a long walk in the Lake District.

when you set this luminosity free through your ears,
you can hear the sounds and voices of the Buddhas at work;

Two young owls hang out waiting for parental rescue. Owls_x_2.jpg

When you let this radiance pass out through your hands,
you change yourself as well as others;

Herdwick sheep of The Lake District – I’m thinking knitting!Herdwick_sheep_with_Grassmere.jpg

when you let it pass out through your feet,
you put yourself into action,
now stepping forward, now stepping back.

View back from Fairfied summit.

Great Master Keizan

Many thanks to the monk who took the photograph of the owls and for his and others company on perhaps the longest and most arduous walk I have ever done. The Fairfield Horseshoe circular walk starting at Rydal Hall. Wonderful walk. Good company. Still. No wind.

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4 thoughts on “Now Stepping Forward, Now Stepping Back”

  1. …to get this comment Chris. It was an achievement wasn’t it. Somebody I know said there is a bit too much ‘out’ (as in going out for a walk) on the Horseshoe. There is certainly a lot of it.

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