Syllables

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  • #3025

    I wrote this hymn this morning following an intensive few nights of dreams triggered by learning Emotional Freedom Technique at the weekend.

     

    In the seventeenth Vow,

    I listen, silently,

    To all the Buddhas,

    Singing the silent, multitudinous Name.

    In the eighteenth Vow,

    I join in with their song.

    Some say faith can only be blind

    And mortal ears can only hear

    The formulations in the scriptures –

    But all mortal beings

    Have outer and inner ears,

    And the heart can hear

    More than syllables alone.

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    Vajrapala Moerman
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    Very moving! Love your hymn.

    Namo Amida Bu

  • #3045

    Thank you, Vajrapala. I’m writing lots of hymns about the Nembutsu at the moment as I feel my way, anew, into its depths.

    Namo Amida Bu!

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