images of the crossing over

lumbini, 2011

For the celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace, an image from the birthplace of the Torchbearer of Mankind.*

Merry Christmas, y’all.

May all beings have happiness and its causes!
May all beings be free from suffering and its causes!
May all beings abide in equanimity, free from the extremes
of aversion and attachment!
May all attain awakening, the sweetest bliss!

*Ukkadharo manussanam, an epithet of the Buddha

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3 responses

  1. Bill Young

    Merry Christmas to you, my Dear, and all best wishes for the happiest of New Years.

    December 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm

  2. What a beautiful photo — and what a beautiful sentiment. Not for the first time it strikes me how resonant I find this Buddhist prayer — and how well it meshes with the forms of neo-Hasidism which also resonate for me. Blessings of light to you, my dear!

    December 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

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