New Years often brings the snow season. When there is a snowstorm
everything is covered with a wonderful blanket of snow. When we
look at this snow, everything becomes fresh, pure, new and it
is all equal. As we celebrate New Years, we are celebrating these
wonderful attributes. We are facing a new Year that is equal.
Our hope for a wonderful New Year for ourselves, our family, friends
and all of humanity create a "blanket of snow." Life is equal
through this hope.
Our spirit knows no limit
The realm of the Buddhas is the same as this world during the New Year. The Buddha realm is limitless and it is only our perspective that cannot see beyond the ordinary. The potential is there each moment to see life as pure, as fresh, as new and as equal. For the New Year try to lengthen your view and see this wonderful world of Buddhas that surrounds our body and sustains our heart and mind.
Rev. Eijun Eidson
©1998, 1999 Shingon Buddhist International Institute