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Monday, August 21, 2006

Something that Can Not be Described


There exists something that cannot be described.

-Maharamayana

James: This says it all for me lately. I take comfort in not being able to "explain" (nor having to explain) "everything."

~Peace to all beings~

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6 comments:

Floyd said...

Thanks James, That just happened to be the lesson I needed today, I was struggling with this very thing in my own practice...I too am from Colorado, Highlands Ranch...you?

"James" said...

No worries Floyd. I'm glad that it was just the lesson you needed. It was just what I needed as well. I'm up in Fort collins. :)

AngelaFerreira said...

Hello I have found this blog on google search.
I feel Buddhism has a deep impact on my soul. It’s weird I cannot explain, I discovered Buddhism on my own, read about it in a book or something and become fascinated.
I never met a Buddhist in my life or anyone has ever tried to persuade me into it and I was brought up to believe a different religion.
I started researching into it, practice meditation and try to change my lifestyle.
I had a look in the local library and read some books including two from Dalai Lama and it totally spellbound me, even inspired me in my Art ( I am a painter).
I really feel a connection…and gives me a spiritual peace!
www.magicpaintings.com

theycallmemac said...

Hello all! I really like your paintings and drawings angelaferreira. Thanks for these words of wisdom, James. This very idea has been on my mind a lot lately as well. Just recently I read the first bit of "Tao Te Ching" and it also provided insight:

"The [Tao] that can be told of is not an Unvarying [Tao];
The names that can be named are not unvarying names.
It was from the Nameless that Heaven and Earth sprang;
The named is but the mother that rears the ten thousand creatures,
Each after its kind."

(Translation by A. Waley)

"James" said...

Angel:

You're art is very unique and I dig it. I am always happy to meet a fellow Buddhist and artist!! :) I hope you enjoy your stay at TBB and return often.

I bow to the Buddha within you.

Mac:

Thank-you for passing on that gem from the Tao. The Tao is such a gift to humanity. I have a pocket version of the Tao te Ching which I carry practically everywhere.

Planetarium said...

As you've said, this thought says it all...

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