Kaiser Akbar bändigt einen Elefanten
Tara the Liberator
The Tibetans call her Jetsun Drolma. She is fully enlightened and inseparable from the absolute true nature, the dharmakaya; rushing to the aid of beings when we call upon her with heartfelt devotion. Meditating on her helps us awaken our own buddhanature.She is both peaceful and wrathful, beautiful and powerful.
Experiencing Mental Happiness ~ 17th Karmapa
Different things in this world can bring happiness and enjoyment. The most important of them all is what brings peace and happiness to our minds. How can we develop these? Usually, our minds are filled with the movement of concepts that disturb it. When the mind is set in motion this way, it cannot remain one-pointed and goes astray, unable to rest within. For this reason, mental happiness eludes us. When these concepts are dissolved into the nature of mind, we will experience the feeling of mental happiness. There are many methods for creating a mind that is one-pointed and joyful, the most important of which is meditation.
from the book “Music In The Sky: The Life, Art, And Teachings Of The 17Th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje”
translated by Michele Martin
Date: 1800–1945 Culture: Chinese Medium: feathers, paper, metal, stone
The nature of everything is illusory and ephemeral, Those with dualistic perception regard suffering as happiness, Like they who lick the honey from a razor’s edge. How pitiful are they who cling strongly to concrete reality: Turn your attention within, my heart friends.
Nyoshul Khen Ripoche.
Photo by Timothy Teruo Watters.
Robert Fortune, A journey to the tea countries of China : including Sung-Lo and the Bohea hills; with a short notice of the East India Company’s tea plantations in the Himalaya mountains (1852)