Dharma Card for May, 2008
You are just feeling sad about yourself, aren’t you?
There is a way of life in pitying such a self as yours.
from One Gem Remark That I Encountered
“This is a remark that my doctor gave me when I was depressed
and almost gave up hope for life as I was destined for artificial
dialysis due to my chronic kidney failure,” says Ms. Nobuko Nakagen.
Thanks to his insight, she was able to turn from the state of just bewailing
her disease to the awakening to the great being that always sheds compassion
son rebelled against her husband King Bimbisara and imprisoned her, too. She
complained to Shakyamuni Buddha asking why she had borne such an evil child
and what sin she had committed in her past. The Buddha led her to see the light
of Amida Buddha that was shedding eternal compassion on her and she was
“In tears resides a Buddha that pities tears
His name is Dharmakara.”
by Muso Kimura