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March 19, 2010

Peace in heart, in mind, to my brother

I am in prison one day a week as a  Buddhist Chaplain. I work with chaplains from many religionsbars 01. We work together and have much in common. One inmate often gets stressed and gets into trouble. The Anglican chaplain said to him:

use your prayer beads, with the first bead say Peace in my heart, next say Peace in my mind, then Peace to my brother and keep going till you feel more calm’ then she said ‘ All religions have beads and we all have that message’

That is thprayer beads in hande simple truth of it and it works.



  1. Your prayer beads I know as ‘Rosary Beads’ and thought you may appreciate the following poem as it refers to a ‘Dreaming’

    ‘The Rosary’
    As Though the music of the ocean
    Had come to shelter
    On the home hearth

    Dreaming of itself
    In the selfsame dream
    From a far distant region

    In buoyant ease
    Between the fill and fall
    Of waves of Hail Marys.

    As any artisan knows he needs his tools so too the spirit within us needs rituals and ‘tools’ to help ease the burden of the long inward journey.

    Comment by ECHOSTARS — March 20, 2010 @ 12:10 am

  2. forgot the credit for the poem…John O’Donohue from his book of verse
    ‘Conamara blues’… Beautiful stuff! As you would expect from a spiritual,
    lyrical Irishman.

    Comment by ECHOSTARS — March 20, 2010 @ 12:26 am

  3. beautiful. short & sweet, but boy, does it get the message accross

    Comment by andray voronov — January 7, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

  4. Ahh the beads … my precious brown beads. long time friends with Mantra and together support me in the most diffict of times. I know my pray beads as a “Mala” in the vedic/yogic tradition, mine are made of sacred Rudruska seeds, Swamiji my Yoga Master says they are my rope or chain on which I may climb to heaven. One has less worries with worry beads mate.

    Comment by Anthony — March 28, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

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