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Breath of Life

    Barren Earth from a long winter.
    Time frozen and everything still.
    The first breath of life awakens
    The plants and the spirit of man.

    The breath awakens and nurtures.
    The breath of life is always there,
    Breathing out life,
    Awakening the Universe
    Breathing in life,
    Returning to the source

After a long and cold Winter, Spring is such a wonderful time of the year. Everywhere we look, we can see the lifeforce of the heart of Mahavairocana. The plants and trees are awakened by this great lifeforce that renews our committment to life. Blossoms are everywhere and fruit is plentiful. Our heart soars when we see the Cherry Blossoms. Life is not simply surviving, it is beauty, hope and faith to sustain our awakening.

This lifeforce (Of Mahavairocana) sustains our eternal life and our spirit, as a part of the great oneness.

Appreciate the cycle of nurturing and respect the cycle of Fall, each are a part of our life.

    Rev. Eijun Eidson
    March 1999

©1999 Shingon Buddhist International Institute