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Gratitude gatha

VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

A gatha by the late, Jion Susan Postal

For all beneficent karma, ever manifested through me, I am grateful.
May this gratitude be expressed through my body, speech, and mind.
With infinite kindness to the past,
Infinite service to the present,
Infinite responsibility to the future.

Shoshin1BunksKeromelobster

Comments

  • KeromeKerome Certainty is the enemy of wonder The Continent Veteran
    edited January 14

    Nice gatha @vastmind ... a little search on Jion Susan Postal only turned up the circumstances of her death in 2014 and that she had been the resident priest at the Empty Hand Zen Center. Here she is:

  • Gāthā is a Sanskrit term for "song" or "verse"

    according to the 20 years old today, knowledge singing, Wikipedia.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatha

    Happy Birthday. Virtual cake. Yum.

    When wakeful at two in the morning
    I vow with all beings
    to light incense and sit on my cushion-
    it’s time that I really wake up.

    (Robert Aitken)
    http://luminousground.ca/gathas/

    Vastmind
  • Canz we sing our own gatha ring?

    Hither thither
    still movement
    Leave the Never-Mind
    For ever-mined
    three jewels sing in the forests
    like leaves collecting suns

    Jeffrey
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