Mystic of Varanasi

Today is the birth anniversary of the Bhakti saint Kabir Das who lived around 1440 – 1518 CE.

Kabir, the mystic of Kashi (Varanasi) is well-known and loved for his wise rhymes (dohe) that have lived on for centuries.

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The one who understands the power of love has achieved wisdom, and wisdom may not be measured by the books one reads.

Kabir’s poetry is exceptionally beautiful, deep, direct and candid. The teachings behind his words are conveyed quietly but impactfully, without losing their sweetness or freshness.

Over the ages, the followers of Kabir and the lovers of his enchanting poetry have memorized, pondered and performed his couplets to seek spiritual awakening. He shared his knowledge with all – regardless of the faith or caste of his listeners and followers.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Compiled for : Beyond the Rainbow

Thursday Zen notes

Soldiers of Humanity

Once, a division of the Japanese army was engaged in a sham battle, and some of the officers found it necessary to make their headquarters in Gasan’s temple.

Gasan told his cook: “Let the officers have only the same simple fare we eat.”

This made the army men angry , as they were used to very deferential treatment.

One came to Gasan and said: “Who do you think we are?

We are soldiers, sacrificing our lives for our country.

Why don’t you treat us accordingly?”

Gasan answered sternly: “Who do you think we are?

We are Soldiers of Humanity, aiming to save all sentient beings .”

Love All.

Photo (c) ram H singhal

Compiled for Thursday Zen notes : Beyond the Rainbow

Own zerO

Wisdom of life is to share Wisdom .

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With Gratitude and Greetings

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Enlightenment 360º

Principles of Organization and Management: lecture chronicles: Three Monks.

Zen master Gisan asked a Young Student to bring him a ” Pail of Water “ to cool his bath.

The student brought the water and, after cooling the bath, threw on to the ground the little that was left over.

You Dunce!” the master scolded him. “Why didn’t you give the rest of the water to the plants?

What right have you to waste even one drop of water in this temple?”

The young student attained Zen in that Instant.

He changed his name to Tekisui, which means ” A Drop of Water “.

and lived to become a Wise Zen Master himself.

Dunce = Slow Learner

Enlightenment 360º is ….. the Instant Transformation from Slow Learner to Glow Learner.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal

Enlightenment 360º

The First Principle

When one goes to Obaku temple in Kyoto Japan he sees carved over the gate the words “The First Principle.”

When the Zen Master Kosen drew them he did so on paper two hundred years ago, a bold pupil who had made several gallons of ink for the calligraphy and who never failed to criticize his master’s work.

“That is not good,” he told Kosen after the first effort.

“How is that one?”

“Poor. Worse than before,” pronounced the pupil.

Kosen patiently wrote one sheet after another until eighty-four First Principles had been accumulated, still without the approval of the pupil.

Then, when the young man stepped outside for a few moments,

Kosen thought: “Now is my chance to escape his keen eye,” and he wrote hurriedly ,

With A Mind Free from Distraction. “The First Principle.”

“A Masterpiece,” pronounced the pupil.

Enlightenment 360º is ….. A Masterpiece Outside and Master’s Peace Inside.

Love All.

(c) ram H singhal