Sunday, May 1, 2011

Japan recovery slogan

This was mailed from a man in Tokyo, and I am told that it is the slogan for recovery from Japan's earthquake/tsunami/radiation disaster. Literally "foundation-strength," it could be translated as "We will rebuild from the bottom up with great energy."

Mt Wutai, Home of Monjushri

In 676AD a monk from Kashmir named Buddhapala traveled to Wutai (~200 miles west of present-day Beijing) to worship Monjushri Bodhisattva, but entry was barred by an old man who insisted that he return to India and come back with the BUTCHO SONSHO DARANI. Buddhapala, realizing that the old man was a manifestation of the Bodhisattva, then brought this great practice from India to Wutai, from where it was transmitted to the Japanese monk Ennin in 840AD.