Saturday, 14 August 2010


What means the Manji?
Protection against evil! The source of infinite virtue!
Listen well… The Manji is the sign of all enlightened Bodhisattva, radiating the heavenly light of Dharma truth from the breast of the virtuous and majestic Kongo Manji. Manji, also Kaimaen, destroyer of evil. With the hundred thousand lights, the Bodhisattva Asangra illuminates the world of those who follow the Buddha. Likewise, upon the breast of the virtuous and majestic Dharma–Kaya Bodhisattva, Manji extinguishes heavenly light, revealing in an instant the hundred thousand wisdoms and virtues to all Bhodisattvva.
Assassin of the way of demons… at one with the Rikudo Shisho, the six paths and the four lives! Surely you know the Jizo Bodhisattva of the six paths… speak!
First, Yo-Tenka Jizo, Bodhisattva of Tendo, the way of Heaven! Bearing in his left hand the Nyoi Hoso jewel of Dharma truth, and making with his right the Seppo Mudra of the Dharma.
Second, the Bodhisattva of Jindo, the way of Man, Hokoo Jizo! In his left, a Shajuko pilgrim’ staff, with his right the Mudra of Yogan, prayers granted!
Third, the Bodhisattva of Shurado, way of Slaughter, Kongodo Jizo, the flag of  Kongo diamond truth on his left, with his right the Semui Mudra, virtue to the masses!
Fourth, the Bodhisattva of Chikushodo, way of the Beast, Kongohi Jizo! In his left, the Shakujo staff,  with his right the Mudra of Inse!
Fifth, the Bodhisattva of Kigado, way of Starvation, Kongoho Jizo! In his left, the Hokshu jewel, with his right, the Mudra of Manna, Kanro!
Last, the Bodhisattva of Jigokudo, the way of hell, Kongogan Jizo! The Kaenmado in his left, while with the right hand upon right ankle, he signs the Mudra of Joben, hope fulfilled!
In short : The way of Heaven, the way of Man, the way of Slaughter, the way of the Beast, the way of Starvation, the way of Hell. The Bodhisattva manifestations of the six ways! The Bodhisattva of those who live in Meifumado in pursuit of their quest.                                                                                                                                                                               

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Oh woe is me...

I am thoroughly gutted. After going through three (that’s right, three) new pc’s in six days, and on the verge of having to go for a fourth one, light dawned on me and I started to see that one of my favourite programs ever might actually be causing the computers to crash. Yes, Total Commander does not seem to be compatible with my Windows 7 enabled laptops. It is a sad day indeed…