Pure Land Sunset
Today I saw sunset approach, and was reminded of the glorious sunset I dreamt about the night before, which lit up the sky with its redness.
Rather than reach for my camera, I just looked at it, and reflected on my dream.
Why is it that that dream stays in my mind at that time, but I did not spend more time gazing at that glorious sunset?
If it is because reality pales before the monkey mind, then it is due to me treasuring my mind over the five senses.
For I value my mind because of the desire that it be prepared for the next life.
According to Vajrayana, the color red is associated with Amida Buddha and the Pure Land.
Thus my dream of the red sunset symbolizes the afterlife, and future rebirth in the Pure Land.