devoted to images of Buddhism... love the peace they evoke in me.
“The loudest sigh in the world would never wake him up.”
~ Haruki Murakami, ‘The Elephant Vanishes’
The falling snow enclosed my house of meditation.
Dakinis gave me food and sustenance.
The water of Snow Mountain was the purest draught.
All was done without effort.
There is no need to farm where there is no demand for food.
My store is full without preparation or hoarding.
By observing my own mind, all things are seen;
By sitting in a solitary place, the royal throne is reached.
O-Jizo-San with Babies… This guardian saint of Japan comes to the aid of all in need, living or deceased. S/he specializes in helping women and children, as well as travelers on both physical and spiritual paths.
Banner with Bodhisattva, possibly Mahamayuri (7-10th C., from the Buddhist cave temples near Dunhuang (Gansu Province) China.)