The Lord’s Prayer (Zen Edition)

I love this.  Pure and Simple.  Usually, though, I prefer to not just cut and paste someone else’s post here but I came across this on Dharma Killing Tiger.

“Our father, who art in heaven” ~ Our eternal source and Self, timeless, stainless, dwelling always in infinite bliss

“Hallowed be thy name” ~ May we always remember the sky-like being we really are by the power of this mantra

“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven” ~ And by remembering the timeless being we are, make this present life blissful and infinite too

“Give us this day our daily bread” ~ We would be lost, nothing at all, if we didn’t rely every moment on awareness emanating from the unbelievable treasury of clear light

“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors” ~ By following this pathless Buddha Way we can stop holding grudges and behold the truth of our infinite being free of karmic delusions

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” ~ By realizing this boundless giving Self we are, we can avoid turning into demons suffering and hating in the countless hell realms

“For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever” ~ Because our unstained Nature is the origin all all goodness, all love, and all ability whatsoever, throughout past present and future worlds

“Amen” ~ Clap-clap. Done! It’s always just like this!

Wonderful!  From now on I can honestly say I that the Lord’s Prayer takes on a new and refreshing aspect.  See here for another version (this time from the Shin tradition).
Cheers,
John
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7 thoughts on “The Lord’s Prayer (Zen Edition)

  1. “In the name of Annah the Allmaziful, the Everliving, the Bringer of Plurabilities, haloed be her eve, her singtime sung, her rill be run, unhemmed as it is uneven!”
    ~James Joyce, FINNEGANS WAKE

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