a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
the confessions of an undisciplined mind
for those of you who only know me through my blog...sometimes I let my more spiritual side show and flow.I'm not all AMP soda and longing for Alan Rickman. most of the time I am a big goof with impatient thoughts and crazy ideas,thank God , but today I dug a bit deeper and began to reflect on the death of my daughter's grandmother. it was extremely difficult trying to tell a 7 year old about death.especially when my own ideas of death are different from what the mainstream teaches. so I am sending this wonderful sutra into the ether and praying for the the peace of my family's soul.
my undisciplined, inappropriate humor self will be back later. probably with cussing and Alan Rickman.
In emptiness there is no form, no sensation, no thought, No activity, No consciousness. No eye, nor nose, nor tongue, Nor body, nor mind. No form, nor sound, nor color, nor taste, nor touch, nor objects. No element of hearing. No element of vision, no element of smelling, No element of tasting, no element of touching, No element of consciousness. There is no knowledge and no ignorance 'til we come to No old age and No death And no extinction of old age and death. There is no suffering, No accumulation, no annihilation, No Path There is no Knowledge, no attainment and no realization. Because there is no Attainment in the mind of the Bodhisattva who depends on Prajna Paramita there are no obstacles, And going beyond Distorted views: He is Nirvana! All Buddhas of the Past, Present and Future depend on Prajna Paramita to attain the Highest Perfect Enlightenment.