Eclipse Now

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eclipse.jpgWe could watch a total solar eclipse this morning. They say it has been 25 years since the latest total eclipse generated in Japan. But as I do not remember it, it is my first total eclipse.
The weather was not fine, but I could see the moon was gradually overshadowing the sun. Rather, it was more dramatic because the thin clouds was trimming around the sun.

eclipse2.jpgI had thought it would become as dark as night, but in fact it was just like a cloudy day. As the eclipse advanced, the wind blew and the air became cold. I guess people of the past must have had fears to such a phenomenon. At 7:30 am, the eclipse advanced to the maximum, but unfortunately, thick clouds came to hide the sun. I took some pictures and was satisfied to see this astronomical drama.

It is written on the Men-Tsee-Khan Rigpa Diary: "During a solar eclipse the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied by 10,000. Therefore practice is emphasized." I thought about practicing my daily Buddhism service during the eclipse, but I had totally forgotten it! If I chanted Vajrasattva mantras one time, the merit would be multiplied as 10.000 chants.... But perhaps the demerit of this cunningness will be multiplied by 10,000. Then, I guess it was good to forget it.

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