November 17, 2002

( A grain of sand in the eyes of everyday people is just a grain of sand, very ordinary. However, there are "three thousand worlds" in a grain of sand, seen through the eyes of a Buddha. Through the eyes of a God at higher levels, that same grain of sand has a much larger boundary and contains a more microscopic "three thousand worlds." Accordingly, following the same reasoning, we will discover that inside the grain of sand are endless possibilities and beings, and it holds amazing vitality.

I enlightened to the fact that when we look at the grain of sand using a new set of eyes, its contents will appear to be different: There are worlds inside! Since it is the same grain of sand that we are looking at, all that has changed are our hearts and eyes. When we are willing to change ourselves, the way in which our eyes look at things will also change. A world full of vitality would appear in front of our eyes, seen only by true cultivators.

When we solve our own problems first, external problems will become very easy to handle with our new perspective.