The Golden Buddha Within


Following up on Easter Sunday’s post of “The Kingdom of God is Within,” have you heard the story of the Golden Buddha?

 In a nutshell, over 300 years ago, as a Burmese army planned an attack to invade Thailand (then called Siam), Siamese monks who were in possession of an enormous treasure, a solid gold Buddha that today would be valued at over 200 million dollars, made a decision.

To protect the Buddha from being plundered, they covered it in 12 inches of clay. The Burmese attackers, thinking it worthless, ignored it but sadly killed the monks. So for over 250 years, until the mid-1950’s, this Buddha existed only as a clay Buddha.
Then, when the Buddha was being moved to a new location by a crane, it began to crack – they didn’t expect it to be so heavy. The monks set it down, waiting for a bigger crane the next day, and covered it with a tarp to protect it from the rains.
One monk, in the middle of the night, came to check that the tarps were staying on and saw a reflection, a glimmer through the crack. He carefully began to chisel away around the crack as the glimmer grew…
And then… as the clay fell away… a solid gold Buddha shone once again for the world to marvel at!
Isn’t that an incredible story? So tell me…
Is there a Golden Buddha within you?
You see, I believe there is greatness within you, within all of us, but all too often it is masked and covered by previous experiences, by old patterns, by pressure from society, by past failures and pains.
I believe that if we can just find that crack, that glimmer inside, connect to that part of us that knows we can love more, be more, live more, manifest more… then the rest of this old junk can fall away easily so we can shine at our brightest.   Written by –  Nick Ortner –

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After thirty years of teaching Inner City, Special Education students and forty-five years of metaphysical studies, I have decided to share my life's philosophical understandings on this wonderful website. For me, everything in my life has been a spiritual experience from being raised in an alcoholic household, to marriage and teaching, and finally caring for an Alzheimer parent. I have sought at least fifteen, personal psychic readings to try and assist me as a wife, teacher and caretaker. I want to share the wisdom that I have gained from following the valuable spiritual guidance from my inner knowing and from heeding the advise of channeled answers from trusted psychics. At almost 70 years old, I am writing, traveling and enjoying retirement in Florida.

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