Jul 29th 2014

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Oxherding_pictures,_No._8.jpg This is one of a series of ten images, generally known in English as the Ox-herding (or Bull-herding) pictures, by the 15th century Japanese Rinzai Zen monk Shubun. They are said to be copies of originals, now lost, traditionally attributed to Kakuan, a 12th century Chinese Zen Master.

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Oxherding_pictures,_No._8.jpg
This is one of a series of ten images, generally known in English as the Ox-herding (or Bull-herding) pictures, by the 15th century Japanese Rinzai Zen monk Shubun. They are said to be copies of originals, now lost, traditionally attributed to Kakuan, a 12th century Chinese Zen Master.

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Jul 28th 2014

A Quote From Thomas Merton, “Disputed Questions” (via litverve)

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For language to have meaning there must be intervals of silence somewhere, to divide word from word and utterance from utterance. He who retires into silence does not necessarily hate language. Perhaps it is love and respect for language which imposes silence upon him.
Jul 28th 2014

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Solar eclipse as seen from Lompoc, California, 1923

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Solar eclipse as seen from Lompoc, California, 1923

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Jul 27th 2014

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Hubert Duprat: gold cocoon

To make gold cocoons with the help of caddisflies are insects adapted to life in freshwater … The larvae use to make their protective cases glitter of gold and semi-precious stones that the artist puts available to them in their aquarium.
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Jul 27th 2014

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Jul 27th 2014

A Quote From Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.
Jul 27th 2014

A Quote From Unknown (via cosmofilius)

The way people treat you is a statement about who they are as a human being. It is not a statement about you.
Jul 27th 2014

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Jul 27th 2014

A Quote From Mandy Hale (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
Jul 27th 2014

A Quote From  Thích Nhất Hạnh (via purplebuddhaproject)

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Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.
Jul 27th 2014

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Jul 27th 2014

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Dissolving Our Practice
Jul 27th 2014

A Quote From Yanhua Zhang, Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine: An Ethnographic Account from Contemporary China. (via modernshxmxn)

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In fact, good feelings (ganqing) are best seen as unfolding through how one behaves within the social context. This is true especially among intimate relations. In these relations, ganqing hao is often described as moqi (tacit coordination between the parties developed through intimate interactions on a daily basis). Anticipating the other’s needs and acting accordingly without being explicitly told is most valued manifestation of ganqing. It takes a lot of good feelings to be aware of the situation that others are in and to care enough to take actions accordingly. It is in reciprocation of doing things for each other that ganqing is created and substantiated. “Ganqing exists only when sentiment, emotional attachment, and good feelings are felt by people involved in social interactions.” As Schoenhals points out, “[h]elping others to do things they cannot do alone, even mundane things, has great significance for the Chinese, as it is a primary means of expressing friendship and love.”
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Jul 27th 2014

 

Primal

I love to dance.
It awakens
Something
Primal in me,
Not primitive,
An instinctual
compulsion
To move.
No thought,
Nor judgement,
Follows the undulating
Urge my hips
Have to sway,
To pulse.
The shake
Of my pliant breast
As natural
As breathing.
Dancing jerks
My spirit
Out of slumber.
Takes me
To a place where
Mind does not exist.
Surrendering
Completely
To nature.
It’s like
Making love
With nothing.
And everything.


Nirvani Teasley, 2013



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Jul 27th 2014

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