It's been so busy around here that I almost forgot the March Lesson!
"A koan is a public case, almost like a legal precedent, in which some issue of understanding is raised beyond the meaning of the words. ... Be alert to an opportunity to be of service. Use whatever you have to be of help. You don't necessarily know in advance how. Do the best you can."
The beautiful eleven-headed bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, approx. 1300, Western Tibet, Ladakh. The Avery Brundage Collection at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
(All from Dharma Days: Art, Musings and Meditations for the Spiritual Path by Dairyu Michael Wenger 2010 Calendar)