The Miracle Is You: [01.01] The Miracle Is You

Published: 20.07.2006
Updated: 06.10.2008

Miracles

I WAKE UP EACH MORNING
TO A BRAND NEW DAY,

WONDERING WHAT MIRACLES
WILL PASS MY WAY,

FOR LIFE IS A MIRACLE FROM BIRTH TO DEATH
FROM THE VERY FIRST

TO THE VERY LAST BREATH.
SO TAKE EACH DAY AND LIVE IT FULL.

PUT INTO IT YOUR LIFE
YOUR MIND, AND YOUR SOUL.

Donna Legros


The Miracle Is You

Once a priest from the Western world went to the East and met a Master of meditation. This priest was eloquent in English as well as in Oriental languages. When he went to see the Master, he told him that he would like to read some passages from the Sermon on the Mount, in order to make the Master aware of the teaching of Jesus Christ. The Master was very happy to listen, so the priest started translating. Then on the Master's face there came a glow, in his eyes there were tears. His whole being was thrilled with joy. The priest was very happy because he thought he was able to impress the Master and convert him. But when the priest said, "I hope you enjoyed the words of Jesus," the Master said, ''Jesus? These must be the words of Buddha! I have learned only the wisdom of Buddha, and I thought you had translated his words into Japanese. In your country you must be calling him Jesus, but he is the same - Jesus is Buddha, Buddha is Jesus. They are the same words; there is no difference."

The experience, the truth, whether it comes from the word of Jesus or the word of Buddha or the mouth of Mahavira or Moses or you or me, what difference does it make? The main thing is the wisdom, the sweetness of the honey. If you cling to the name and fight for it, you forget the message. This is what often happens; the person who uncovers becomes more important than what is uncovered.

Truth has always existed, before Mahavira, before Buddha, before Christ or Rama. Do you think truth was born with these Masters? If somebody opens the curtains at noon, you see the sun for the first time. But before the curtain was removed the sun was there. Instead of basking under the sun, do you cling to the person who removed the curtain? We have good feeling for this person; we say, "Thank you," but we care for the light, the warmth.

Sources
  • The Miracle Is You by Chitrabhanu © 1980
  • Published by Devine Knowledge Society, Bombay
  • 3rd Edition 1996 Jain Meditation International Center, New York
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