UN : This isn’t complacency, no no.
The Buddhas : Well, then what is it?
UN : You tell me. You should know.
The Buddhas : Hmmm, let’s gather the facts.
UN : Let’s.
The Buddhas : You start out early.
UN : Yeps.
The Buddhas : Read spiritual literature over 25+ years.
UN : Yeah.
The Buddhas : Do various spiritual practices, again over 25+ years.
UN : Yawn.
The Buddhas : And now you’ve landed with Buddhism.
UN : Lucky me.
The Buddhas : You’ve got power. You can pull. Also, you are able to connect directly.
UN : Do I still have to do all the reading?
The Buddhas : Study has the stamp of authenticity.
UN : You’re saying that during direct connection, there might be an element of doubt…
The Buddhas : …yes, sometimes, you mightn’t realise when your mind is playing tricks on you.
UN : I’ll give you that. Study is fine, but I’d like to go at my own speed.
The Buddhas : You’re letting it come to you, aren’t you, in a pre-digested fashion?
UN : Bottomline is, that I’m assimilating. In a different manner, but learning nevertheless.
The Buddhas : Also, you’ve always been unorthodox, so we’re not surprised.
UN : Let’s plane out the complacency angle, can we?
The Buddhas : Lingering and not doing Gongyo and Daimoku, what is that?
UN : Fear of overdoing.
The Buddhas : You fear that even this might go away, like your other spiritual practices?
UN : Yes. I want this to stay. So, not overplaying the card. Going with the flow.
The Buddhas : Hmmm, you can go all out but aren’t, we see.
UN : As of now I’m just happy taking whatever time windows open up.
The Buddhas : And you’re not pushing to create extra windows.
UN : Exactly. I know my game, and I know my game’s pitfalls.
The Buddhas : So you’re steering clear of the pitfalls.
UN : Yes.
The Buddhas : Ok.
The Buddhas : Are you sure about this one?
UN : Why? You think otherwise?
The Buddhas : You have that streak in you. The one wanting fame, sometimes, indirectly, maybe.
UN : Hmmm. Yes, sometimes there are pangs.
The Buddhas : But mostly, better sense prevails.
UN : I’m glad you see that.
The Buddhas : Let’s harp a bit on this hidden craving for fame.
UN : I’m not craving for fame. I enjoy being a nobody.
The Buddhas : Ok, lets put this another way.
UN : Go ahead.
The Buddhas : You are noticed. Your work is noticed. Eventually, you get acclaim in what you do.
UN : Is that a bad thing?
The Buddhas : We’re not finished. This leads you to subconsciously crave for more. It’s a natural tendency.
UN : I watch out for this tendency.
The Buddhas : Yes, but sometimes it’s there and you don’t know it.
UN : Continue.
The Buddhas : You only get to know after then committing an action that is driven by a latent craving for recognition.
UN : Hmmm. True. You’ll need to concede, though, that once I realize such an action has been committed, I immediately correct myself.
The Buddhas : Ya, you correct your action then and suppress the pang for recognition.
UN : You don’t like the suppression bit, is it?
The Buddhas : It’ll just explode that way.
UN : I see. You’re trying to say that upon explosive emergence, then, things will be uncontrollable.
The Buddhas : Better is to let it come out, recognize it, and then, let it move on.
UN : Without acting on it, you’re saying, right?
The Buddhas : Yeah. Just don’t act on it. Have that much self-control.
UN : So what it’s boiling down to is this : I need to recognize fame-related thought processes as they emerge…
The Buddhas : …and then let them pass, without acting on them or reacting to them.
UN : That’s it, is it?
The Buddhas : Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
UN : I’m sure you’re going to say otherwise.
The Buddhas : Well, let’s see you do it first.
UN : What is the Gohonzon?
The Buddhas : It’s a matrix.
UN : What kind of a matrix?
The Buddhas : Where each chanting soul, each chanting soul’s each chant, is connected.
UN : How is this connection made?
The Buddhas : Through the principle of resonance.
UN : So each one’s chant has similar vibrational frequency, and all such vibrations intermingle and start swinging together?
The Buddhas : That’s not all. During the intermingling and swinging together, there’s huge give and take.
UN : Meaning?
The Buddhas : Surplusses nullify deficits in a flash. You’d be surprised at the level of surplus in this matrix.
UN : Where is the surplus coming from?
The Buddhas : Amongst those connected are also souls with mountains of good Karma. They give willingly of it without expecting return. Good Karma keeps flowing towards them because of their exemplary existence, so they know they’ll never be in deficit. Thus they keep giving and giving.
UN : So anyone connecting to the Gohonzon is sure to receive?
The Buddhas : As sure as there’s a sky above your head.
UN : Currently, there’s no place for a Gohonzon in my house, owing to my environment and circumstances.
The Buddhas : What do you need one for? It’s already in your mind, and now also in your heart. Just connect to it through sheer vibration. If and when your environment and circumstances change, even a physical Gohonzon will manifest. However, currently, just keep doing what you are doing.
UN : Thanks 🙂 .
The Buddhas : Bye.
Chandra spoke to me yesterday.
It was during the last three minutes of my chanting session.
I could hear him. He said something like “include me too” or “pray for me too”.
I chanted those last three minutes for him.
His eyes started to glow.
Chandra was a saint, perhaps even a monk, and highly spiritually advanced. He spent multiple hours, sometimes nights, in deep meditation.
Chandra had supernatural powers. He could see and hear in paranormal frequencies. He used his powers to do maximum good.
I met him last in 2012. He was wearing a saffron cloth and had taken over multiple spiritual duties.
Chandra was my friend. I never called him Chandra to his face. Then, he was always Dr. Chandra. He was a doctor in natural and homeopathic medicine, I believe.
Perhaps he was lonely and missing his friend. I had become a friend to him, during our regular association between 1997 and 2002, and then sporadic meetings between 2002 and 2012.
The spiritual line is a lonely one.
Marriage made me hit a different trajectory. It was nothing less than marriage that took me away from the spiritual magnetism that emanated from Chandra.
I felt for Chandra. I felt his loneliness.
I chanted for Chandra.