May 18

May 18, 2016 – month of daily flower & buddha photos – Day 18

pinky smile

pinky smiling buddha – at local discount store May 2016 photo ©

lotus cup

Pinky-red chrysanthemum (or lotus?) blossom – powdered glass enamel in brass wire – cloisonné work on brass offering bowl interior, China. Photo © May 2016

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a lone cloud floating freely in the blue sky

May 18, 2016

loti clouds one

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

moon may 17

I am a lone cloud floating freely in the blue sky.

— Ven. Nyogen Senzaki sensei

loti and lotus

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 ©