Thursday, November 26, 2009


Mount Kurama is a mountain just north west of Kyoto, you can get there by taking a train from the north side of downtown.The mountain is covered with temples and by the time we got there it was getting dark out side. The main temple is about 1km up the mountain from the train station.Above is about half way up the mountain.There might be more mountain to climb, but it got to dark, so this was the summit.A monk named Mikao Usui wrote the five principles to happiness at this temple... here they are:

"The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine for all diseases

At least for today, do not be angry.
Do not worry.
Be grateful.
Work with diligence.
Be kind to people.

Every morning and evening, join your hands in meditation
and pray with your heart.
State in your mind and chant with your mouth.

For improvement of mind and body."


1 comment:

nana said...

I like what Usui wrote:)
How did you find this?!