ram peswani wrote:
Ram/riju does not remember the day 8 to 10 years back when during last 3-4
years of intensive meditation he touched the live wire experience of EMPTINESS.
Ram was living in a household with large family. After experiencing Emptiness, he
entered the household, saw his body and this body's relationship with family, their
pain and happiness. And knew that all this also was real.
All universe is Emptiness and yet Ram, ram's body and family are also REAL.
AND YET EMPTY.
YES, that was the day when Sutra of One Vehicle was experienced by Ram's
Body in subconscious knew that I am Empty and yet "I am Ram, relatives,
friends, all humans".
Living in Hindu tradition without any inside and outside contact with Buddhism or
Guatam Buddh; Ram had realised this LOTUS SUTRA OF ONE VEHICLE.
On that day Ram had no knowledge about Mahayana, Hinayana, Therwada,
Vajradhara, any branch of budhism. He had only heard about Guatam Buddha, a
saint who was born in India some 2500 years back.
For atleast 5 years Ram travelled Himalayas, temples, met saints to compare his
knowledge (Lotus sutra) with no results.
Ram wasted his next year on internet on Kundalini Yoga.
And suddenly a chapter on Lotus sutra appeared on internet. Ram was in
ecastacy that he has found out a companion. That he is not alone. Ram located a
translated book in English from Dharamshala (a city in north of India) on Lotus
sutra. And Ram had now a friend. He was not ALONE.
Ram enjoyed spending next 4-5 years in the company of this Lotus sutra.
The friendship was so deep that Ram and Lotus sutra were almost like ONE
And then Ram thought that there are millions of buddhists in this world and they
are his family. He sought them out on internet on the site Dharma wheel.
For six months he suffered as Dharma wheel refused to accept Ram as a family.
Ram was sad, but he had not lost the hope. He went in search of " Buddhist
without Boundries". Ram was heard, but his lonliness remained with him. His
sadness increased. He was not successful in finding any companion.
Next he contacted "FreeSangha". They heard him. And out of COMPASSION
they suffered him.And then one day they wanted to tell him. Ram, no more, you
cannot be our family.
Ram was in a SHOCK and he wept openly in his room.At that instance
compassion flew out to FreeSangha and some one said " Ram, none of us here
understand this Lotus sutra, but you can remain as one of our familly.
After 8-10 years the experiment is repeating. At that time it was Emptiness and
the family. My family co operated with my requirement and Now This body of
Ram will carry and guide the family along.
Now it is the Lotus sutra and this whole of buddhist family. This body and Lotus
sutra will carry and guide all these buddhist around the world along because of
compassion shown by BWB and FreeSangha
P.S......Ram is now reading Element who is writing in "Buddhists without
Boundries" . Ram is enjoying Element's writing in simple language of Guatam
Buddha about His teaching on Hinayana and Therwada. Ram is learning the
language of Guatam buddha and His words , so that he can be a part of this
whole Buddhist family.
Ram is innocently Egoist, so do not chide him on the language of this letter.
In the morning when Ram is in meditation he is Buddha Himself and when he
comes out of meditation, Ram is lonely, lost and same as all of us.
Hsuan Hua propagated the Lotus sutra. I remember him saying that the Shurangama sutra is for awakening wisdom, The Lotus sutra for attaining Buddhahood, and the Avatamsaka sutra for both. I hope to read it before I die.