In Evermore


              In evermore the star displays
              will surely show their stellar days
              to planetary dwellers there
              whate’er their sentient being flair
              or parallels to earthly ways.

              Such myriads of beaming rays,
              how could they not a welcome gaze
              shine down somewhere on living lair
              in evermore?

              Oh let us life learn how to praise,
              as Nature’s artistry portrays,
              esteeming all with loving care
              while guardians of what we share,
              with reverence at every phase
              in evermore!

             ~ Harley White

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The poem is in the form of a rondeau…

“This time you must, by all means, dissipate your illusions about the dream of living and dying and cut away the bonds of successive lives and deaths, by returning to the arousal of the original awakening. From now onwards, you must not get yourself taken in by the gateways to the dharmas within the dream. You must open up an all-pervasive enlightenment, by cultivating yourself in the practice of reciting Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō, with your whole mind in perfect harmony with all the Buddhas of the past, present, and future.”

The tenth month of the second year of Kō.an [1279]

From: “A Collation of the Layers of the Various Teachings of all the Buddhas of the Past, Present and Future as to Which Specific Doctrines are to be Discarded or Established” ~ Translated by Martin Bradley

The reason that we continually recite Nam Myōhō Renge Kyō

Article & image ~ A Spiral Amongst Thousands (ESA Webb)...

Image description: Many stars and galaxies lie on a dark background, in a variety of colors but mostly shades of orange. Some galaxies are large enough to make out spiral arms. Along the bottom of the frame is a large, detailed spiral galaxy seen at an oblique angle, with another galaxy about one-quarter the size just beneath it. Both have a brightly glowing core, and areas of star formation which light up their spiral arms.

A Spiral Amongst Thousands

Image credit: ESA/Webb, NASA & CSA, A. Martel

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