Response to the Question, “All fine?”

No not all.

But then there would be no reason to be alive if all was perfectly fine.

We are born into this world like fish sent out to sea.

Why go out to sea instead of stay home? No one can truly answer that.

But we do know that seawater has a lot of minerals not found upstream that enhances life.

My friend is a surfer. He does it because he likes the challenge.

So life essentially is like the salmon swimming back home. It is hard work and sometimes we wonder why we chose it.

But that is our journey, to swim back home to our Buddha self.

I was born way out in the sea in the world of suffering.

It was so bad I could not even remember the world of Buddhahood or the way back home to it.

I just chant and chant like the fish swimming and swimming without rest because at least I know my survival depends on it.

I made a lot of bad choices in this life that I now have absolutely no control over but must endure their effects.

I fight and fight and fight in my daimoku without rest to simply survive and lured on by the unseen promise that one day I will get back home.

So that is life.

Sometimes not fine, more often than not.

Never perfect.

But with lots of reason to keep going no matter how hard.

And with you my darling to help along the way.

To be able to love you to make the bitterness and the pain a lot sweeter.

That is life.


Peace On Earth (conversation between a Christian and a Buddha)

Heather Barden Koelle:

3 planets hover,
over man’s creation
showing all mankind
from every nation
that peace on earth
goodwill towards men
is there for us,
but when?

Heather Writers Group photo for Peace On Earth_10882185_10204575357159586_2517448144505975669_n

Marc Ginsburg :

Come Venus, come Earth,
Come Mars, alight!

Listen you 3 kings,
Sumeru, Eagle and Fuji bright,

There are 3 great laws,
Unfortunately too secret,
NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO, Gohonzon, and
Sanctified lands where SGI members frequent,

In New York, Bombay, it is all around,

Why, even in Fukushima does good will abound.
All you need is chant NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO and your inner revolution,
Trust SGI’s work, and help create the solution.

Do not stand passive, make a difference each day!

From your life alone can world peace come to stay.