L0030150 Credit: Wellcome Library, London
Illustrated Sinhalese covers (inside) showing the events between the Bodhisatta’s renunciation and the request by Brahna Sahampati that he teach the Docrine after he becomes a Buddha.
From: Dhammacakkappavattana sutra
Size: 5.9 x 43.9 cm
Collection: Asian Collection
Library reference no.: Or Singhalese Manuscript 143
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 2.0, see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
A Prayer to Know Presence
Friday, January 24, 2014
My colleague and fellow faculty member of our Living School for Action and Contemplation, James Finley, offers a prayer for us to experience union with Divine Reality:
May each of us be so fortunate as to be overtaken by God in the midst of little things. May we each be so blessed as to be finished off by God, swooping down from above or welling up from beneath, to extinguish the illusion of separateness that perpetuates our fears. May we, in having our illusory, separate self slain by God, be born into a new and true awareness of who we really are: one with God forever. May we continue on in this true awareness, seeing in each and every little thing we see the fullness of God’s presence in our lives. May we also be someone in whose presence others are better able to recognize God’s presence in their lives, so that they, too, might know the freedom of the children of God.
Adapted from Oneing, “The Perennial Tradition,” Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 81-82
Excerpted from the epilogue to James Finley’s forthcoming book,
Little Things that Fill the Whole World:
Gospel Metaphors of Spiritual Awakening.
Gateway to Silence:
That all may be one
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