30 May 2015

you are home

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
to go.
there is no one else
to be. 
you are home. 


  1. The way you write resonates like an echo, a bit like poetry. And it's something that I have been seeking for a long time. It makes me feel like I've found a shelter.

  2. This piece is utterly beautiful!!!

  3. MJ - portable bowls to carry wise reminders. Go well. B

  4. i often visit your blog to drink from your peaceful compassionate well.
    your beautiful art and poetry gives me such hope for our world.
    thank you so much for sharing .
    namaste mj

  5. Thank you. You always bring it home for all of us.

  6. I am so loving your exquisite offering bowls, MJ. YeeLen expresses her feelings beautifully. Poetry... Shelter... and to that I add, Blessings. Lots of love to you.


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