There was …
There was a man.
He was a monk.
He was a monk in a monastery.
He was sitting
He was sitting in a room.
He was sitting in a room and he was meditating.
He was meditating
He was meditating and he was chanting.
He was chanting
He was chanting.
The Lotus Flower
I take refuge in the Lotus Flower.
From some dim previous place the man remembered another prayer.
The words of the other prayer were also a ten syllable line.
The words of the other prayer were: May Jesus Christ have mercy on all souls.
Similarities and Differences
The man remembered the previous prayer.
He reflected on
He reflected on the current prayer.
He reflected on the similarity between the previous prayer and the current prayer.
He reflected on the differences between the previous prayer and the current prayer.
The man observed that both prayers were ten syllable lines.
They were ten syllable lines.
They were ten syllable chants.
The prayers were ten syllable chants.
It seemed to the man that the prayer had transformed.
It seemed to the man that the prayer had been transformed.
It was still a ten syllable line.
It was still a ten syllable chant.
It had … it was
It had different words but it was still a ten syllable chant.
He reflected on
The man reflected on the differences and similarities of the the two prayers.
He wondered where the second prayer came from.
Was it a dream?
was it a memory of a previous life?
He continued chanting
The man continued chanting.
He stopped thinking
He stopped thinking about the transformation of the prayer.
The Chanting and the Transmission
He just chanted.
He chanted and he transmitted love.
He chanted and he transmitted love and serenity.
He transmitted love and serenity and wisdom into the atmosphere.
It floated like dust.
The feeling of love and serenity and wisdom floated like dust.
It floated .. it coalesced
It floated like dust and it coalesced into a cloud.
The cloud of peace drifted across the mountains.
The cloud of peace drifted over the plains.
It drifted across the sky.
It floated across the heavens.
It curled … it transformed
It curled and it transformed itself in the sky.
Taking Different Forms
The cloud of peace took different forms for the people below.
The cloud of peace took different forms for the people below who saw it.
Different Images and Associations
It excited different images and associations but they conveyed the same feeling.
The Feeling of Peace and Love and Wisdom
They conveyed the same emotion.
They conveyed the same feeling of peace and love and wisdom.
Link to The Cloud