The Spark of Desire

The tangible and factual components of reality
along with the intangible strands of memory and
imagination constitute the framework that houses
our vital life force. A person is likewise composed
of contradictory and complementary forces of pain
and pleasure, darkness and lightness, and clashing
and harmonizing bands of thoughts and feelings.
The web and root of all persons consists of
both the expressible and the unsayable. Who
has not held imaginary conversations with gods,
devils, and spirits? Persons whom enthusiastically
cultivate an inner life, ardently experience the
quick of nature, and willingly immerse themselves
in all aspects of everyday living will experience
renewal. Analogous to the heat source of fire,
we need the spark of desire to fuel our hearts
and the spirit of the breeze to spread
our heart songs.

source: Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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It Balances the Needs

Indifference and Neglect

Everything Is Possible

Both Are Transformed

Buddha’s Awakening

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May we each find eternal happiness

Happy Bodhi Day

On Dec 8, Buddha discovered the secrets of eternal happiness while

meditating under a fig tree. Buddha was intent on finding the root of all

suffering and how to eliminate it from human experience. His determination

included sitting under a fig tree until he solved this complex problem.

It is was over 2500 years ago that Buddha attained enlightenment.

 

“Do what you have to do Resolutely, with all your heart.

The traveler who hesitates Only raises dust on the road.”

“Sit alone, sleep alone, be active alone,

in loneliness continue the conquest of the self,

even in the forest continue the quest.”

“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings

and all beings in his own Self, and looks on everything with an impartial eye.”

The Buddha

 

Every Moment Is Renewed

As wave is driven by wave
And each, pursued, pursues the wave ahead,
So time flies on and follows, flies, and follows,
Always, for ever and new. What was before
Is left behind; what never was is now;
And every passing moment is renewed.

source: Ovid, Metamorphoses
image: Eddie’ Garden Photos

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