his holiness the dalai lama and desmond tutu
in love -
are you not always home?
when i saw this image this morning my heart filled near to bursting. the tenderness and love here (and, yes, joy) are palpable.
i then read an article about the 4 great bodhisattva vows. there are interpretations based upon tradition - zen, mahayana, etc. and i found thich nhat hanh's to be a beautiful piece of writing (as always).
however innumerable beings are, i vow to meet them with kindness and interest.
however inexhaustible the states of suffering are, i vow to touch them with patience and love.
however immeasurable the dharmas are, i vow to explore them deeply.
however incomparable the mystery of interbeing, i vow to surrender to it freely.
mjd 2015 portable offering bowl
there is no where else
there is no one else
you are home.