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  • On the day, I biked from a land of God to the other land of God. I live at the land of origin of Japan, 奈良. I left from 奈良 to the another land of God, 伊勢.

    The road was on the straight along a narrow river. The trees planted along the road were cherries but they were withered because of autumn. The red flowers under the cherry trees are 曼珠沙華( Manjyushyage ). It has the another name - 彼岸花 (Higanbana). 彼岸 means Enlightenment and Heaven. Why 曼珠沙華 is called 彼岸花 is that it has the poison. 曼珠沙華 is the death flower. So ancient people imaged 彼岸 when they found 曼珠沙華, I think.

    Biking on this road was very pleasant. I thought I could bike forever. The soft sunlight of October seemed to indicate the way to heaven. But I knew the pleasant never go on forever. If I wanna go the way, I know that the way become the road to hell.

    I know I must finish everything some day. or I must struggle along to the land of God. Whenever I can keep trying to do it, I'm on the road to Heaven.
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