Just Right

God's Light

For many years, my mentor GD had written on the wall near his bed, the line: “There Is No Such Thing As A Mistake In Existence, Only Limited Vision.” And on some dark days, this is about all the spiritual teaching one needs to hear. Here is a fragment of a Shin Buddhist Poem from Taitetsu Unno’s book ‘River of Fire, River of Water’ which reflects that same truth beautifully…

You, as you are, you’re just right.

Your parents, your children, your daughter-in-law, your grandchildren,
they are, all for you, just right.

Happiness, unhappiness, joy and even sorrow,
for you, they are just right.

The life that you tread is neither good nor bad.
For you, it is just right.
Whether you go to hell or to the Pure Land,
wherever you go is just right.

Nothing to boast about, nothing to feel bad about,
nothing above, nothing below.

Even the day and month that you die,
even they are just right.
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12 thoughts on “Just Right

  1. Haa, how powerful of a word usage “Just Right!!”
    Perfect and meaningful poem.
    Also loved the line “There Is No Such Thing As A Mistake In Existence, Only Limited Vision.”

  2. There is this beautiful song by Kirtana that this reminds me of:

    ***Already Home, Already Free***

    Nothing to seek.
    Nothing to gain.
    Nothing to know.

    Nothing to lose.
    Nothing to do,
    but let go.

    Let’s rest here
    where the future
    and the past disappear…
    Here
    in the sanctity of Now.

    Nothing to prove.
    Nothing to own.
    No one to be.

    Nowhere to move.
    Already home.
    Already Free.

    Let’s just stay
    in the cave of the heart today
    and bask
    in this ever-present love.

    Nothing to fix.
    Nothing to change.
    Nothing to fight.

    Only what is.
    What if what is
    is just right.

    Why not trust
    this Mystery living us
    and rest
    in the refuge of the Self.

    Nothing to judge.
    No one to blame or fear.
    Only my face
    greeting me in the mirror.

    Nowhere to turn.
    Nowhere to hide.
    Nobody else.

    Nothing outside
    that isn’t inside
    myself.

    Let’s just see,
    Is anyone here but me?
    Here
    in the present moment now.

    Nothing to know.
    Nothing to do.
    No one to be.

    Nowhere to go.
    Already home.
    Already free.

    Nowhere to go.
    Already home.
    Already free.

    Nowhere to go.
    Already home.
    Already free.

  3. Thank you…needed this on one such dark day. Perfect timing. Loved the image. Speaks a thousand words more…Love and Light

  4. Hi Aalif, I found your blog through my aunt, Saraswathi Kumar. Thanks to her, I have been benefiting immensely from GD and his teachings. I love your blog and how you share all that you learn and experience through this medium. Just wanted to tell you that. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know, Anita! I would suggest that you should try and meet up with GD if you are in Pune, but I suppose your aunt has already suggested that many times! 🙂

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