Ken, Now that's what I call a tea poem. But during our own recent tea encounter, we left seven cups in the dust of Penglai and reached the unopened lotus flowers in Amida's paradise. Bill
This is a painting of the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha- known in Buddhism as Sukhavati- the Land of Ultimate Bliss. It is common to hear the phrase "Na Mo A Mi To Fo" in China among Buddhists. It is a way of greeting, saying goodbyes, apologizing, and praying. The Pure Land School within Buddhism teaches the recitation of the Buddha's name to be reborn in this Buddha's Pure Land. This form of faith based practice is the on par with the oldest and is currently the most widespread of Buddhist methods for cultivation.