My Foolish Self

My blind self
pierced by Amida’s light

illuminated and dissolved
into the great ocean of compassion

into the Oneness of life
Palms together, embraced

just as I am. each step
with the Buddha,

my truest self,
my Amida self,

the deep flow of the oneness of realty
all beings one with me

palms together and bowing
namu amida butsu,

embraced just as I am.

Christopher “myoshin” leibow

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