“Have you ever sat very silently, not with your attention fixed on anything, not making an effort to concentrate, but with the mind very quiet, really still? Then you hear everything, don’t you? You hear the far off noises as well as those that are nearer and those that are very close by, the immediate sounds—which means really that you are listening to everything. Your mind is not confined to one narrow little channel. If you can listen in this way, listen with ease, without strain, you will find an extraordinary change taking place within you, a change which comes without your volition, without your asking; and in that change there is great beauty and depth of insight.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Book of Life

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Zen Poem by Ryokan

 

At night, deep in the mountains,
I sit in meditation
The affairs of people never reach here;
Everything is quiet and empty,
All the incense has been
Swallowed up by the
Endless night.
My robe has become
A garment of dew.
Unable to sleep I walk out
Into the woods
Suddenly, above the highest peak,
The full moon appears.

— Ryokan

Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche Mantra

Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche mantra – Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum.The Vajra Guru Mantra is the mantra associated with Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava. This is a draft translation of a treasure text which explains the Vajra Guru Mantra. It was originally concealed during the time of Padmasambhava in Tibet and later rediscovered by Karma Lingpa (14th century) who brought it forth from its place of concealment and copied it down on reams of gold. It is simply known as “The Syllable by Syllable Commentary Explaining the Benefits of the Vajra Guru Mantra.” It begins with an invocation and then goes into a dialogue between Yeshe Tsogyal, the spiritual consort of Padmasambhava, and Padmasambhava himself. Buddhist music which originated from India, then Buddhist music in its infancy, along with the maturity of Buddhist culture, Buddhist music going the era of development and spread to other countries. Buddhist music is music created for or inspired by Buddhism and part of Buddhist art. Mật chú Kim Cang Thượng Sư là của Guru Rinpoche, còn được gọi là Padmasambhava (Liên Hoa Sanh). Câu mật chú này được dấu kỹ trong thời Liên Hoa Sanh ở Tây Tạng. Đến thế kỷ 14, được Karma Lingpa khám phá ra và chép lại trên vàng lá và được gọi là “giải thích từng lời của mật chú Kim Cang Thượng Sư, Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum.

(Source: Uploaded by afonya83 on Jun 17, 2011.  Dedicated to Guru Rinpoche (from Pema Wangdi Lama – Buddhist Incantations))