Dharma Card for May
My life, which would be easily blown off
to perish, owes its existence to the whole
universe, from heaven to earth.
---by Dr. Hideo Yonezawa
The earth we live in is about
150,000,000 kilometers away
from the sun, which distance
is lucky enough to keep the
surface at 9 degrees C on the
average, a suitable temperature
for life existence.
Venus, however, which is nearer
to the sun, is as hot as 463 degrees
C on the surface, and Mars, farther
from the sun than the earth is, as
cold as minus 63 degrees C;
either temperature exceeds the limit of life existence.
As you know, the earth revolves around the sun
together with the other planets like Mercury, Venus,
that enables us to live depends on the stable and balanced
network of gravitation between the planets and the sun.
Moreover, our solar system is also supported by the
balance of gravitation with the other suns in the galactic
systems, and all these interrelations enable us to live
on the earth.
Seen in this light, it is clear that the whole universe
is united to allow us humans and other lives to exist on
this adequately warm earth.
Hence the gratitude with Gassho (hands pressing for
thanks) in the realization that I am not living on my own,
but by the other powers in the whole universe.
“Sensing some great power” is the core of religion.