It was a clear summer night at a concert as I was laying in the grass with my boyfriend, eyes closed, unknowingly drifting into a meditative state. After meditating for a while I opened my eyes and to my surprise a golden translucent man was floating in front of me in the lotus position with his arms out as if he was holding something up. He had the pinecone - looking hat on and a robe... Hence what made me think "Buddha". I could not see his eyes for they were pure light. Suddenly I felt no fear and two white orbs appeared above his hands, which quickly turned into two gears from like inside a clock. They started turning. Then everything I could see turned into a gear. The trees, the grass, the stars, stage lights, people, everything. They all fit together perfectly and started turning in unison like a complicated wristwatch. This went on for about 5 minutes until everything turned white... And then before I knew it everything was back to normal. I believe the Buddha man showed me that everything is working together perfectly as ONE. Everything is the same. And that the ONE is pure love (the light). That is all there ever was, is, and will be. Nothing else can be. Therefore the world cannot be, but the ONE can. So we are real, but the "world" (the clock) is not. It is overcome by the light. I now feel at peace knowing the world of what I like to call seeming separation will be overcome by the light and we will all be home, together forever. I would like to add that I have never been religious or known much about Buddha, so it was strange to me that what I felt to be a manifestation of God's voice came to me in that form, but I guess it worked didn't it?:)
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I wants to go home too! My heart says to your heart, if you have not done so already, engage in spiritual practice and strive for complete immersion in that practice. This is the one thing that every spiritual tradition has in common -- encouraging people to fully immerse themselves in the All which includes loving service to others.