If Buddhism were electrical, then
single-pointed mind would be the unobstructed circuit,
and calm-abiding would be the insulation.
How can enlightenment not occur?
My own photo; Iceland Poppy.
Only a step away
the journey begins…
Buddha with jasmine offerings.
Tibetan Buddhist home shrine.
_/l\_ Om Amitabha Hrii…
My sweetest and only sister passed into the bardo this morning;
too soon, far too soon.
May she reach the farthest shore and rest within a perfect Buddhas paradise.
Don’t let your mind lead you down dark alleys; keep to the sunshine, take the high ground.
Life. We live it over and over, until we get the lesson.
The Buddha in my room.
In seated meditation
a bird flashes by
an Arhat in the forest.
Each moment stands
Untouched, in quiet
strung like pearls of unstained
Separate from those
A little ray o’ sunshine ;)
“Meditation”Swim… drift out and away into the current deep,then, buoyed in warm salinity let tsunamis ariseproceed and spill forth…as you rest
in this ocean of bliss. ~12/14/‘11
There comes a time when, no matter how
much we’ve meditated, practiced mindfulness and compassion,
samsaric lightening will strike. Holding on to that energy is what causes
suffering; letting-go breaks the circuit of misery.
And that’s the moment your open heart has been waiting for.
I spun a storyline out of a dream;
then realized all of it- life- is just that.
My fears are nothing but a tale I’ve told myself.
Oaks of nimbus’d gold
Autumns creatures shelter close,
Winds blow from the North.