May 18, 2016 – month of daily flower & buddha photos – Day 18
pinky smiling buddha – at local discount store May 2016 photo ©
Pinky-red chrysanthemum (or lotus?) blossom – powdered glass enamel in brass wire – cloisonné work on brass offering bowl interior, China. Photo © May 2016
May 18, 2016
If you open your own third eye, you can read the whole of the Mahayana teachings in a glance at the blue sky, but if you close yourself off from your inner wisdom, both the scriptures written in Sanskrit and in Pali are nothing but papers smeared with nonsense.
— Ven. Nyogen Senzaki sensei, 1937
I am a lone cloud floating freely in the blue sky.
— Ven. Nyogen Senzaki sensei
first photo: detail of blue & grey glazed clay lota vessel (made by yours truly) photo © May 2016
second photo: moon and clouds in the sky, yesterday about 7pm, May 17 2016 photo ©
third photo: blue & grey glazed clay lota vessel (by yours truly) circa 2007 © photo May 2016 ©