Dharma Card for October
“Let’s take a roundabout way and
go home,” you said?
Good. Be sure to come home
even after taking a detour.
♪So bright is the moon,
why not take a roundabout way
for home…?♪ goes a song. Perhaps
it is a pleasant evening in the fall when a friendly
couple are tacitly taking a roundabout way home
to continue their happy talk as long as possible,
enjoying the lemon-like taste of adolescence.
Human life is the same. When you are absorbed
in happiness or engaged in business, your world is
expanding and you are going the long way round
far away from the original point or the basis of
your life. It cannot be helped as a natural tendency.
The problem arises after that detour or big activities;
“Do you have the home, the place of repose at all where you
are to return?”
If you are on the roundabout way in life now, where are you
heading for finally?
Drawn by the Buddha, we return effortlessly to
(jinen): Jinen is itself the