Here is the hymn I wrote which helped me resign from a job which I have been struggling with for many years:
A culture of bullying is like a tree:
If bullying is in the trunk,
It spreads through every branch and twig,
Until we all become bullies or colluders.
Amitabha reaches out to rescue me;
I stretch out my arm, and take His hand.
He is the trunk of a different…Continue
Added by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on April 21, 2016 at 17:41 — No Comments
I came back from my retreat at Amida Mandala in Malvern, knowing that I would have to face my problems at work which are a mirror and continuation of problems I have faced since age five (and probably had karmic forbears as well). I am writing hymns which reflect this but I try to use the Nembutsu to turn the feelings around and come up with new responses, rather than old, counterproductive ones. Here's a hymn:
I have been…Continue