Thursday, October 19, 2006

The end of suffering


May the sound of the bell penetrate deep into the cosmos.
Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly.
So that all suffering in them cease. Understanding comes to their heart, and they transcend the path of sorrow and death.

The universal dharma door is already open; the sound of the rising tide is already heard clearly. The miracle happens.

A beautiful child appears in the heart of the lotus flower. One single drop of this compassionate water is enough to bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.

Listening to the bell I feel the afflictions in me dissolve. My mind is calm, my body relaxed. A smile is born on my lips.

Following the sound of the bell, my breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness. In the garden of my heart, the flowers of peace bloom beautifully.

"The End of Suffering" by Thich Nhat Hanh (click to listen)

8 comments:

tina said...

Beautiful. I hope more every day for such miracles in our torn-up world.

Anonymous said...

Hi DA,
You may consider yourself the most terrible blogger lately but we would always keep on returning to Cafe DA to hear the chimes of the ringing bells...
You are still to visit Moscow DA!

Lindsay Lobe said...

Harken now hear those far off bells
Chimes to banish our inner hell
Sweet insight of spirits light
Peace for all oh what pure delight

Banish wars power and all hate
Time for justice tis never too late
Chimes for peace a peaceful light
Chimes to banish our dark insight

Sweet bells of life affirmation
Symbol of our confirmation
Symbol of our multiverse
Symbol of reverent Universe


best wishes

Gary said...

SOunds lovely. Also sounds like an experience I had on LSD many years ago!

Vee said...

Lovely. I took a deep breath and relaxed. :)

Haider Droubi said...

wish the same

well i posted something about the far east ...ironic !!

nice post

Gary said...

Very nice. I have a Tibetan chime that a friend brought me back. There is something beautiful about the pure ring...

Scott said...

DA,
This was a wonderful gift to hear,, I have been on silent mode lately,, just returning from Hermitville again. I just received news that my good Friend Mother Rain Owl just lost her father, who was a dear man. This just on the heels of the anniversary of her husbands death last year. Strangely enough,, or not, the other day I rang my ritual bell for the first time in a long time. I really listened to it ring, and here I hear the same sound. Coming here and hearing the bell and reading of Thich Nhat Hanh made my soul remember my favorite quote and book of his: Peace is Every Step.
Thanks for reminding me ....... 'a beautiful child appears in the heart of the lotus flower. One single drop of this compassionate water is enough to bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.
Listening to the bell I feel the afflictions in me DISSOLVE! My mind is calm, my body relaxed. and a smile is born on my lips............................................thanks