Thursday, February 2, 2012

... joy expanding ...

The eternal light,
bound by love into one volume:
all that is scattered in leaves
throughout the universe,
fused as a simple light:
I saw this and in telling it
I feel my joy expand.

~Dante:  Paradiso






Reality is a spiritual experience;
Nature is practicing Buddhism.

~Dogen Zenji



The world?
Moonlight drops
shaken
from the crane's bill.

~Dogen Zenji

6 comments:

  1. i am all for joy expanding...smiles...love the brilliant purity in those flowers too...

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  2. All interesting quotes, Bonnie. I like the idea of reality being a spiritual experience.

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  3. Dogen!

    thanks for this


    Warm Aloha from Hawaii
    Comfort Spiral

    > < } } ( ° >

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  4. HI beautiful image - gives me hope.

    Love Gail
    peace.....

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  5. Beautiful! Yes, as Brian said the "purity" in the white flowers as well as the innocence and fragility expressed.

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  6. Beautiful flowers, I like, are so tender ... is precious. Greetings.

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