The Lives of a Man – The Transformation of the Prayer

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There was …

There was a man.

The Monk

He was

He was a monk.
He was a monk in a monastery.

The Room

He was sitting

He was sitting in a room.
He was sitting in a room and he was meditating.

Meditation

He was meditating

He was meditating and he was chanting.

Chanting

He was chanting

He was chanting.

The Lotus Flower

I take

I take refuge in the Lotus Flower.

His Memory

He remembered

From some dim previous place the man remembered another prayer.

They were

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

He remembered

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.

His Observation

He observed

The man observed that both prayers were ten syllable lines.

They were

They were ten syllable lines.
They were ten syllable chants.
The prayers were ten syllable chants.


It seemed

It seemed to the man that the prayer had transformed.
It seemed to the man that the prayer had been transformed.

It was

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.

His Wondering


He wondered

He wondered where the second prayer came from.

Was it?

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 chanted

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.

The Cloud


It floated

It floated like dust.
The feeling of love and serenity and wisdom floated like dust.

Floating

It floated .. it coalesced

It floated like dust and it coalesced into a cloud.

Drifting


It drifted

The cloud of peace drifted across the mountains.

The cloud of peace drifted over the plains.

It drifted across the sky.

Floating

It floated

It floated across the heavens.

It curled … it transformed

It curled and it transformed itself in the sky.

Taking Different Forms

It took

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

It excited different images and associations but they conveyed the same feeling.

The Feeling of Peace and Love and Wisdom

They conveyed

They conveyed the same emotion.

They conveyed the same feeling of peace and love and wisdom.

Link to The Cloud

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