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A Bowl of Rice,
A Flash of Thought

By Ning-jing

         Two young men were very upset over all the obstacles they had encountered in their career. Together, they went to seek advice from a meditation master.

         They found the meditation master seated with his eyes closed. They posed their questions to him. After a long while, he answered them with only one seemingly simple statement: ”It’s just a bowl of rice.”

        The two young men then went back to their office. One resigned and went home to plant his fields. The other one continued working in the office. Time flew by; 10 years passed. The young man who planted the fields became a very successful agricultural professional who used modern technology for high-efficiency production. And the one who stayed in the office was promoted to manager because of his hard work and consistent good performance. 

        One day, these two men met again. The agricultural professional said, “I understood the master’s words immediately: ‘It’s just a bowl of rice’ so why be attached to a single place? There are always other means. Why didn’t you resign after that?” The manager smiled and said, “Well, I thought that ‘just a bowl of rice’ meant be more patient, more understanding, and obstacles will soon pass.”

        They decided to pay a second visit to the meditation master. The elderly master, as usual sitting in peace, regarded them solemnly for a long while, before giving them more profound advice: “It’s just a flash of thought.”
        Life can be determined in a flash of thought. A flash of insight can transform everything. Once you’ve made up your mind to pursue a goal, just do it with all your heart. Action based on a moment of true insight contributes to a wonderful and successful life.


Spiritual cultivation is

a journey to see the truth,

to purify, transcend and

let go of one’s self.

— Grandmaster JinBodhi


The Meditation of Greater Illumination (DVD)


        The Meditation of Greater Illumination is a comprehensive. dynamic-standing meditation technique that incorporates hand-forms (mudras), visualization and meditative motion. Grandmaster JinBodhi, founder of Bodhi Meditation, guides you through the 30-minute meditation. The disc has subtitles in Mandarin, English, Spanish, Korean and Japanese. The Meditation of Greater Illumination can be practiced alone or combined with The Meditation of Purify for greatest benefit.


The Meditation of Purity (CD)


       The Meditation of Purity is a seated, guided 30-minute meditation. The disc is available in Mandarin-English format or Mandarin only. The Meditation of Purity can be practiced alone or together with The Meditation of Greater Illumination for greatest benefit.


The Meditation of Bone Melting (CD)


        Grandmaster JinBodhi’s empowering voice and soothing music melts away stress and worries. As your body dissolves into nothingness, you become relaxed, calm and peaceful. You enter a state of bliss, an amazing experience of formlessness. Bestow this gift of Divine state upon your body and mind before you retire for the night or before you practice another seated meditation.


The Meditation of Immeasurable Sincerity (CD)


        Chanting The Medicine Buddha Heart Mantra with sincerity brings about Immeasurable good karma. As Grandmaster JinBodhi guides you through The Meditation of immeasurable Sincerity, you connect with Medicine Buddha and attain purity of mind and body.


The Meditation of Awakening Wisdom (CD)


         One of the core practices of Bodhi Meditation, The Meditation of Awakening Wisdom facilitates the unleashing of human potential. Immerse yourself in soothing Joyful music and allow Grandmaster JinBodhi to guide you Into a deep state of meditation. The Meditation of Awakening Wisdom enables you to connect with Universal energy, become one with Nature and attain enlightenment.

         I am Nature, and Nature is me.” — Meditation Grandmaster JinBodhi

         Visit Youtube for a series of English-subtitled videos of Grandmaster JinBodhi’s teachings.


Grandmaster JinBodhi-Blessed Incense

Alleviate Obstacles • Ward Off Negativities Purify and Cleanse • Calm the Mind Cultivate Spirituality • Attain Ease Express Reverence • Gain Joy



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