Hear the sound of the gong

The Sudden Enlightenment schools in Buddhism teach that enlightenment happens in a sudden realization of Buddha-nature. Bart Anderson, Zen Master, described that some can sit for years and never experience enlightenment, whereas another can hear the sound of the gong once and find kensho.

I beleive the same to be true with experiences and opportuitties. When we are ready and open to it, an opportunity can present itself and we can step right into it.

Opportunities present themselves to us all the time- but often we do not see them or step into them. They often come to us in a form that we do not recognize. But if we are focused in our intention and open when it presents itself to us, we will recognize the opportunity at our feet. The gong will sound and we will resonate with it.

It's not that opportunities have not been presenting themselves to us all along. It is just that now for whatever reason we are open to it. The time for this particular opportunity in our life has come. The door opens, we see the opportunity, we step into it.

Maybe it's that we passed by enough opportunities and felt the regret of missing our chance. Maybe we are now more serious about our intention and paying more attention to the opportunities that present themselves to us. Or may there is something magical about this particular experience that gets our attention.

Who knows? All that matters is: the gong sounded, we heard it, and a whole new universe opened up to us.

14 comments (Add your own)

1. Kris wrote:
I love all of it & it makes me weepy Aho :)

Sun, May 1, 2011 @ 5:35 PM

2. wrote:
We stumbled over here from a different website and thought I should check things out.
I like what I see so now i'm following you. Look
forward to exploring your web page for a second time.

Fri, October 5, 2018 @ 3:09 AM

3. wrote:
You really make it seem really easy along with your presentation however I in finding this topic
to be really something which I think I'd never understand.
It sort of feels too complex and very huge for me.

I am having a look ahead on your subsequent publish, I
will try to get the hang of it!

Mon, October 8, 2018 @ 5:27 AM

4. wrote:
I'd like to find out more? I'd love to find out some additional information.

Thu, October 11, 2018 @ 7:17 AM

5. wrote:
I was more than happy to uncover this web site. I wanted
to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!!
I definitely savored every little bit of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to see new information in your site.

Mon, October 22, 2018 @ 9:11 PM

6. wrote:
After looking into a number of the articles on your blog,
I seriously appreciate your technique of writing a blog.
I added it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at
my web site too and let me know how you feel.

Tue, November 6, 2018 @ 3:24 AM

7. wrote:
Hey! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be ok.
I'm definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

Sun, November 11, 2018 @ 11:21 PM

8. wrote:
Sling tv coupons and promo codes for november 2018
Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and I'm
impressed! Very useful information particularly the last part :
) I care for such information much. I was looking for this particular information for a very long time.
Thank you and good luck. Sling tv coupons and promo
codes for november 2018

Sat, November 17, 2018 @ 4:57 AM

9. wrote:
This information is worth everyone's attention. How can I find out more?

Tue, April 9, 2019 @ 6:12 AM

10. wrote:
Hi, i think that i saw you visited my weblog thus i came to “return the favor”.I am trying to
find things to improve my web site!I suppose
its ok to use some of your ideas!!

Mon, May 6, 2019 @ 10:54 PM

11. wrote:
Hi! Quick question that's completely off topic.
Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone 4.
I'm trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to resolve this issue.
If you have any recommendations, please share.

Mon, June 3, 2019 @ 3:59 AM

12. wrote:
Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically
tweet my newest twitter updates. I've been looking
for a plug-in like this for quite some time
and was hoping maybe you would have some experience
with something like this. Please let me know if you run into
anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look
forward to your new updates.

Fri, June 14, 2019 @ 10:11 PM

13. wrote:
I'm gone to tell my little brother, that he should also pay
a quick visit this website on regular basis to obtain updated from latest gossip.

Sat, October 12, 2019 @ 6:59 AM

14. wrote:
Really when someone doesn't understand after that its
up to other visitors that they will assist, so here it happens.

Sun, November 10, 2019 @ 3:22 PM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.