重々無尽: Eveything is Connected

This morning, trains of Yamanote lines, which is one of main train lines in Tokyo metropolitan were delayed causing trouble to commuters due to some smoke on rails between Shinagawa and Tamachi. I was a little bit lucky because I was not deeply involved this accident. The train that I was intended to catch was delayed only five minutes or so. But the next train was terrible, while I was in the train before moving, it was announced that “The next train comes thirty minutes later so please take this train” at Ikebukuro station heading to Shinjuku, Shibuya.

Since so many people took this train, it was so packed no space to move even in the early morning.

Japanese train system used be so sophisticated and reliable that it had run very accurately. Recently I think it is not so much reliable than used be. Because train lines connect with other lines. It makes longer miles so that affects other trains. In other words each line was not connected with other line. Each line used be a shorter. Even if some trouble happened in that span, it affects only in that line. Now lines have been extended. If one accident happen med it causes troubles entire line.

In Buddhism, there is a word “重々無尽“ (jyujyumujin). Everything is connected and affected each other.

We are all connected. It is like a web. People are not existing independently although you cannot see they are related with you. Actually we are all affected each other. We are related and influence each other in some good or bad way. We cannot see it by our physical eyes

That is why we help each other and love each other. This is the cause and effect by people.