Thursday, January 22, 2009

Buddha's compassion

Your Buddha Half, Tokyo, Japan, April 2007, Nikon D40 with 18-200mm VR lens, Focal length 90mm, Exposure 1/50 sec @ f5.3, ISO 200, no flash, circular polarizing filter © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Compassion
is the willingness
to play
in the field of dreams
even though
you are awake.


-- Matthew Flickstein,
"Swallowing the River Ganges"

3 comments:

Avantika said...

Wow. That quote made my day.
Thanks Steven :)

Steven Crisp said...

Avantika, I'm so glad for the visit.

And I was very happy for the reminder/excuse to visit your blog. I always enjoy your insights.

Freedom_Unbound said...

A zen koan - a monk asks the master “What is compassion?” The reply is, “It is like groping for the pillow in the dark while you are sleeping.”

That is, it is something so natural you are not even conscious of it. Wonderful to contemplate why that is not the case for everyone, or is it, if we could only find our True Self. (exercise left for the reader...)