Saturday, May 28, 2011

... seeing through every question ...

This is the face of a Buddha in my home, digitally edited with a 'kaleidoscoped' image of another Buddha.

"The silence of the extraordinary faces, the great smiles, huge and yet subtle, filled with every possibility, questioning nothing, rejecting nothing ... The great smiles ... of a peace that has seen through every question without trying to discredit anyone or anything, without refutation ..."

~ Thomas Merton

 (Articulated by Merton after seeing the statues of Buddha
 carved in a marble cliff at Polonnaruwa Monastery, Sri Lanka)

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  1. A wonderful image, Bonnie. The calm interior gaze of the Buddha fits so harmoniously with the Merton quote.

  2. makes a neat effect...the emanation of peace eh? smiles. have a great weekend!

  3. I am on the lookout for a buddha statue for here.

  4. I saw this image, and thought of the magnanimous, smiling, rub-my-tummy images of that life in Asia. Then, reading the Merton quote. A perfect match. Thanks for putting this up, Bonnie. Gorgeous image. EFH


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