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31. août, 2014


Let silence take you to
The core of Life .

Rumi

Google image from ancient Mandalas

31. août, 2014

Picture fom Face Book author unknown

31. août, 2014

TEACHING WITHOUT WORDS, PERFORMING WITHOUT ACTIONS :

"The gentlest of all things
overcomes the hardest of all things.

That which has no substance
can enter where there is no space.

Hence I know the value of non-action.

Teaching without words,
performing without actions -

few in the world can grasp it -

that Is the Master’s way."

LAO TZU
From Tao Te Ching \Picture in Sting Tung page Face Book

31. août, 2014



Yield and overcome;
Bend and be straight;
Empty and be full;
Wear out and be new;
Have little and gain;
Have much and be confused.

Therefore the wise embrace the one
And set an example to all.
Not putting on a display,
They shine forth.
Not justifying themselves,
They are distinguished.
Not boasting,
They receive recognition.
Not bragging,
They never falter.

They do not quarrel,
So no one quarrels with them.

Therefore the ancients say, "Yield and overcome."
Is that an empty saying?

Be really whole,
And all things will come to you.

22nd Verse Tao Te Ching
Ceramic Artist Shu-Chen Cheng

31. août, 2014

Wikipedia : This depiction of the Gathering of the Saints or the Gelupka linage is rarely seen out side of Tibet. In that respect it is unique.
This powerful presentation is of the refuge, or the gathering. Tsong Khapa is in the center with a medicine bowl. He is there to remove the 3 great poisons from your life: desire, hatred, & envy, in order to harmonize and reestablish the balance between the three humors: wind, bile, and phlegm. His iron bowl is filled with amrita, the divine healing nectar. He represents your local teacher or guru.

The gathering have been brought together on a lotus throne sitting upon a stupa that stands in the life-giving primal waters.

Tangkas with a black background like this one form a special category of contemplative paintings. They are a highly mystical and esoteric type, usually reserved for advanced practice. Black is the color of hate, transmuted by the alchemy of wisdom into the ultimate-reality-perfection wisdom. It is not that darkness is the absolute; the void is not nothingness. Darkness represents the imminence of the absolute, the threshold of experience. The absolute itself is rather the clear-light transparency within which all relative forms and vulnerable living things are sustained. But the dark connotes death, which enlightenment converts into the Body of Truth. It is used for terrific ritual actions, the radical conquest of evil in all its forms -- conquest not by annihilation, but by turning evil into good, the truth and basic operation of the mystical law.