Dharma Card for June, 2015
Beautiful is the person
who has the eye to see
beauty in others.
---Rev. Fusetsu Noda
Photo by Isamu Tsugo
This is a season when various flowers are blooming
beautifully. Every flower of nature is fascinatingly beautiful
without fail. It should be said to be the mystery of creation.
But what would you say about people? Some look smart, while
others do not, to be sure, but what particularly worries us is their
demeanor. We are apt to pay attention to their disagreeable
aspects only, missing good points or even feeling jealous of them,
In the Amida Sutra it goes that in the large pond of Pure Land
there are blue lotuses radiating a blue light, yellow ones a yellow
light, red ones a red light, and white ones a white light. Similarly,
all people are radiating their own light of personality, but the problem
is whether we have the eye to discern it.
“While the moon light never fails to reach every corner of the
earth, it resides only in the eye of those who behold it,” composed
Honen Shonin. Likewise, if the mind pond of us is tranquil and even,
the lunar light of truth will be reflected as a perfect circle.
Let us say the nembutsu and aspire for the mind of non-discrimination.