During this morning's chants the vision of a blue Buddha came to me. I say Buddha, but it could have been my past Bodhisattva life. In my particular branch of the Buddha faith we believe the Lotus Sutra is the most important sutra of all and by reciting it we have the power to move mountains; Shakyamuni himself said that it is the most important sutra of all, and that he waited until we were ready to receive it before giving us the good news: we are all Buddhas. It was his last sutra, the sutra that replaced all other sutras.
The Lotus Sutra really is a psychedelic trip with Bodhisattvas floating in the Ceremony in the Air along with floating lotus flowers, voice-hearers, heavenly gods, benevolent deities, and other living beings. With us all together the Buddha enters his Treasure Tower and begins to speak to us about how he has always been a Buddha, and we, the Bodhisattvas of the earth have chosen to come back as Bodhisattvas to help others obtain Buddha-hood.
That is the simple version but it’s much deeper, and too deep to go into here, but it explains how my morning chants can take me places where I’ll see a blue Buddha and know it means something. So, together let’s see what it means.
A google search of “blue Buddha” gives us this opening paragraph:
Associated with the Akshobhya Buddha and the healer 'Blue Buddha,' Blue represents tranquility, ascension, the infinite, purity, and healing.
Wow, that’s it in a nut shell. As you should know by now they have found cancer spots on my lungs again. The last time there was one and I had a part of my lung removed to get rid of it. A year later there are more spots. So, I might be dying. It’s not official yet, and with the appearance of the blue Buddha in my life, I believe there is hope.
Stay tuned boys and girls, I’m fighting this, and now with a visit from the healing Buddha, my chanting, and belief in the Mystic Law, you are about to witness a full fledged miracle of Lotus Sutra proportions. Or as we say in our chants: Nam Myo Renge Kyo. Try it, recite the words and make a wish, when it comes true you will know the power of the Mystic Law.
~~ ESO Terry