Sunday, 10 May 2015

Collage - The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.



From my Art Journal

The only true liberty is in the service of that which is beyond all limits, beyond all definitions, beyond all human appreciation: that which is All, and which therefore is no limited or individual thing: The All is no-thing, for if it were to be a single thing separated from all other things, it would not be All.
– Thomas Merton


From My art journal

The ignorant think of me, who am the unmanifested spirit, as if I were really in human form. They do not understand that my supreme nature is changeless and most excellent. I am not invisible to all, for I am enveloped by the illusion of phenomenon. This deluded world does not know me as the unborn and the imperishable.
– From the Bhagavad Gita
Time To Learn
A young but earnest Zen student approached his teacher, 
and asked the Zen Master: 
"If I work very hard and diligent how long will it take for me to find Zen."
The Master thought about this, then replied, "Ten years." 

The student then said, "But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast -- How long then ?" 

Replied the Master, "Well, twenty years."
"But, if I really, really work at it. How long then ?" asked the student.

"Thirty years," replied the Master.
"But, I do not understand," said the disappointed student. 
"At each time that I say I will work harder, you say it will take me longer.
 Why do you say that ?"
Replied the Master," When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path."


From my art Journal


The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When like and dislike are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction however and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
– Seng T’san
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. ~Author Unknown


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