Dharma Snapshots
A space to share a few of my photos and dharma tidbits I find. All photos here have been taken by me unless otherwise noted. All photos here are under a creative commons license. If you want to use the photo, please just ask (but feel free to reblog if you want). I also blog at Cascadia Nation
Dharma Snapshots
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from the Lankavatara Sutra
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Bodhisattva of Compassion - and patience - and…
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I know this isn’t a great photo. This was a part of the “light” assignment in the book, The Practice of Contemplative Photography. I find this assignment to be very difficult, especially considering that I only use a Nikon D3100, and the exposure often goes one way or the other when trying to capture the effects of light. Anyway, I enjoyed the symmetry and geometry of light at play here, reflecting on those 6 points.
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Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.
Ryokan returned and caught him. “You have come a long way to visit me,” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.”
The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away.
Ryoken sat naked, watching the moon. “Poor fellow,” he mused, “I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon.”
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"The moon above the clouds is ever the same;
Valleys and mountains are separate from each other.
All are blessed, all are blessed;
Are they one or are they two?"
Mumon
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SMOKEY THE BEAR SUTRA
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Song of the Taste
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