Embrace ” NOW “

Twenty monks and one Nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen Master.

Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her.

One of them wrote her a Love Letter, insisting upon a private meeting.

Eshun did not reply.

The following day the master gave a lecture to the group, and when it was over.

Eshun arose. Addressing the one who had written her, she said: “If you really love me so much, come and embrace me now.”

Enlightenment 360º is ….. Embrace ” NOW “.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Prayer of Enlightened Mind

After the Zen Master Bankei had passed away.

A blind man who lived near the master’s temple told a friend: “Since I am blind, I cannot watch a person’s face, so I must judge his character by the sound of his voice.

Ordinarily when I hear someone congratulate another upon his happiness or success, I also hear a secret tone of envy.

When condolence is expressed for the misfortune of another, I hear pleasure and satisfaction, as if the one condoling was really glad there was something left to gain in his own world.

“In all my experience, however, Master Bankei’s voice was always sincere.

Whenever he expressed happiness, I heard nothing but happiness,


whenever he expressed sorrow, sorrow was all I heard.”

Enlightenment 360º is ….. a Prayer of Enlightened Mind always Neutral and Natural.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Own Treasure House

Daiju visited the Master Baso in China. Baso asked: “What do you seek?”

“Enlightenment,” replied Daiju.

“You have your Own Treasure House. Why do you search outside?” Baso asked.

Daiju inquired: “Where is my Treasure House?”

Baso answered: “What you are asking is Your Treasure House.”

Daiju was delighted!

Ever after Daiju urged his friends: “Open your Own Treasure House and use those Treasures.”

Enlightenment 360º is ….. Own Treasure House of Blissful Happiness.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Priceless Gem

A lord asked Takuan, a Zen Master,

to suggest how he might Pass the Time ?.

He felt his days very long attending his office and sitting stiffly to receive the homage of others.

Takuan wrote eight Chinese characters and gave them to the man:

Not twice this day
Inch time foot gem.
This day will not come again.
Each minute is worth a Priceless Gem.

Breath in Love and Breath out Happiness is True essence of Life and Priceless Gem.

Witness this flow in Time river to feel Timeless Bliss is Enlightenment 360º.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal