Friday, March 11, 2011

Smokey The Bear Sutra ~ Gary Snyder

"The Bear Sutra" - Video montage based on the Gary Snyder classic (in Polish; special thanks to Wojciech Jacob Jankowski) - (see also: Dumki Jacoba (this blog, 3/11/11))

by Gary Snyder

"Once in the Jurassic about 150 million years ago, the Great Sun Buddha in this corner of the Infinite Void gave a discourse to all the assembled elements and energies: to the standing beings, the walking beings, the flying beings, and the sitting beings--even the grasses, to the number of thirteen billion, each one born from a seed, assembled there: a Discourse concerning Enlightenment on the planet Earth...

"In some future time, there will be a continent called America. It will have great centers of power called such as Pyramid Lake, Walden Pond, Mt. Rainier, Big Sur, Everglades, and so forth; and powerful nerves and channels such as Columbia River, Mississippi River, and Grand Canyon. The human race in that era will get into troubles all over its head, and practically wreck everything in spite of its own strong intelligent Buddha-nature...

"...And if anyone is threatened by advertising, air pollution, television,
or the police, they should chant SMOKEY THE BEAR'S WAR SPELL:

And SMOKEY THE BEAR will surely appear to put the enemy out with his vajra-shovel.

" ,,,Now those who recite this Sutra and then try to put it in practice will accumulate merit as countless as the sands of Arizona and Nevada; will help save the planet Earth from total oil slick; will enter the age of harmony of man and nature; will win the tender love and caresses of men, women, and beasts; will always have ripened blackberries to eat and a sunny spot under a pine tree to sit at; and, in the end will win highest perfect enlightenment.

"...thus we have heard..."

~ Gary Snyder, Smokey The Bear Sutra

full text at

more at:
whats more: The Old Ways: "The Old Ways - yes. in memorium R.I.P. Mark Stackhouse "Now those who recite this Sutra and then try to put it in practice will..."

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