Wednesday, March 3, 2010

March Lesson




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)


7 comments:

jinksy said...

An extremey sensible philosophy. I enjoyed reading that, and hope I have as many arms and eyes as possible...

Kate T. said...

Words to live by. Thinking of you and Mr Dragon...

Hugs,

Kate

Sharon said...

So appropriate, especially now. Love to you and ofcourse to Mr. Dragon.

Rosa said...

thank you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We do need to take those opportunities to help others---even if we don't know the outcome or the reason. I guess it's like stepping out of our comfort zone (or box).... Just do it!!!! Right?

Hope you two are okay... Keep us posted.
Hugs,
Betsy

Janet said...

Helping others is always a good thing. And it can be as simple as giving someone a smile or a hug or a kind word.

I'm giving all three to you! And my thoughts are with you and Mr Dragon.

Sandra said...

Wonderful words to live by, if only everyone could remember to live those words.

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