Flow

The Buddhas : Hmmm, your intensity has decreased.

UN : Yes. Perhaps it is temporary. Also, I’m dealing with headache resulting from intense Daimoku.

The Buddhas : Was that your practice like fire?

UN : Don’t you think I’m steadier now? Practicing more like the flow of water?

The Buddhas : You do learn fast. What about your loudness?

UN : One of my seniors told me it’s the loudness of determination that matters more than the loudness of voice.

The Buddhas : Intelligent senior.

UN : Yes, have become less loud. However, there is this natural loudness that I’m not able to go below.

The Buddhas : Keep it natural.

UN : Ya, but my natural loudness is some notches above what I’ve seen around me. 

The Buddhas : Keep it natural, not more, not less. Sometimes the natural flow will be soft. Respect that. Don’t make it loud when what’s coming out is soft. 

UN : What about vice-versa?

The Buddhas : Don’t get the headache. That’s your limit.

UN : So, what you’re saying is for me not to keep the loud flow going to the extent of a headache, and to artificially soften it when I feel a headache coming in. 

The Buddhas : When you feel a headache coming on is already one step too far. The flow will have signaled softness before that, and you will probably have missed the signal. Now the body sends a different signal, which it knows you won’t miss.

UN : The headache. 

The Buddhas : Yes. Flow is subtle. Become as subtle as the flow of what’s coming from within you to understand the nature of your flow. 

UN : 🙂 Thanks.

The Buddhas : Bye.

UN : Bye.