“CHENREZIG HAVE MERCY UPON US.” a poem, Tuesday: 10/01/2019
High in the mountains, the night birds swoon;
We’re communing with Love, meditating on The Moon.
It’s a Buddhist retreat, Tibetan style,
As we sit, our elevation isA Rocky Mountain mile.
“Padme Om,” this is our home,
And I gently write this celebratory poem,
Wishing for Chenrezig’s blessings for us, as we,
Lose ourselves in every tree,
Becoming “one” with wondrous nature there,
Losing our desires; losing all our care?
“PADME, PADME, PADME OM;
Our body is a sacred yurt, Our Eternal Home.”
I gaze up, as a spider crawls;
This blessed creature to me NOW calls,
And asks me questions about “Why?” and “How?”
I have strayed so far from The Immaculate Now?
I do not answer, for I’m afraid,
The spider will bite me and end my parade.
“You need NOT fear me; I will NOT bite,”
[But it is VERY late at night]
I CAN NOW imagine the torment and pain,
Of being bit, and what would I gain?
To trust a treacherous one as this,
Yet, I have great calm suchWonderful bliss,
So, I close my eyes and breathe VERY deep,
And InTheMorning, I’mTakenToA”PoisonCenter” in a Jeep.
They tell me later, I was bit by The Queen,
The largest one of this species they’d EVER SEEN.
The Lama NOW warns EVERYONE AT EACH RETREAT,
That “Loving Compassion is really neat,
And, although COMPASSION’S GREAT, IT MIGHT BE WISE,
TO DESTROY APPARENTLY POISONOUS BUGS*
BEFORE YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES.”
- – or POTENTIALLY TOXIC INSECTS
Whatever Eastern Religion you encounter, there are mantras. For Tibetan Buddhists “Om Mani Padme Hum” is their mantra.
It is also recited as Om mani Padme Hung and is a mantra attributed to CHENREZIG, The Deity of Compassion and Woodland Creatures. Reciting Chenrezig’s mantra brings vast and immeasurable benefits. In brief, if you recite the long mantra even just once, it purifies the negative karma of the four root downfalls of pratimoksha (individual liberation through discipline) meaning it keeps you on track with an aim for liberation of self. You also can purify the negative karma of the ten non-virtues of killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, slander, gossip and harsh speech, covetousness, ill will and heresy. If one recites the long mantra seven times, one-hundred lifetimes of negative karma is purified. If you recite the long mantra twenty-one times it purifies one-thousand eons of negative karma. If you recite the long mantra one-hundred-eight times, or just one round of one mala, it purifies forty-thousand eons of negative karma. In comparison, if you recite THIS poem ONCE, you absolutely get whatever blessings you might receive from all the recitations of Chenrezig’s Mantra, guaranteed, PLUS you don’t waste all that time and effort trying to learn Tibetan pronunciations and actually saying these words, which, since you are saying them to attain something, they totally lose their power anyway and draw demon creatures from the realms of Chenrezig, which come to torment & kill you.
Saying this mantra out loud or silently to oneself conjures the powerful benevolent attention & blessings of Chenrezig, the epitome of Compassion. Jun 4, 2019