Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mantra on the Beach


Beaches are good places to practice, I find. And when I say practice I mean practice meditation. I'm working with Vajrasattva at the moment, who basically is a totally transparent, crystalline Buddha emanating a brilliant white light not unlike the brilliant seafoam on the waves as they curled towards Drake Beach a couple of days ago. So I did a few hundred of his mantra, it's a hundred syllables long and you can get really lost in it.

As I continued I began to become aware that the sand was sparkling. I like that line of PM Dawn: “Is it possible that I might decompose / And reassemble as a spark in a rose.” Some Bodhisattvas do indeed become sparkles in a glass as you hold it to the light.

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