Let’s share a part of the following comment and pictures by Mr. Noriyuki Otsuka who often share his beautiful pictures with us here:
I happened to sing Rev. Honen’s poem:
Even though the Moon light reaches every countryside,
it settles in serenity only in those who are gazing at it.
People all over the world must have gazed at the total eclipse of the moon.
Because they could become one with the moon 380,000km away, people must be able to become one among them.
All are originally one!
Genko (Profound Light)
I commented on his:
It’s only one twentieth in the distance between people, as the furthest distance between people is 20,000km. Why can’t they become one? How can they become one as in origin?
It must be that the minds don’t settle and become serene. To make the minds serene is to make the body still like settling water in a bowl is settling the bowl (Body movement is the starting point of self sense and the minds’ movement: perceptions and conceptions are its expansion and strengthening. In short, if we stop karma (action, habit, heredity), we enter into nirvana (no wind of karma) and let the Triple Poisons of the self sense (discrimination), the self desire (exploitation), and the self pride (anger/extermination) become null and void.
This mostly happens in sleep and eternal sleep, which shows that karma conditions, much less the Triple Poisons, are particular and partial conditions. It then must be that if we know this particular conditions and acknowledge and attain the original no self, no desire, and no hatred: no discrimination, no exploitation, and no extermination, we can be friends (true “friends indeed is friends in need”) together.
Rosan (Entering into Stupidity)