Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shouting At The Buddha

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" The only fence 
against the world 
is a thorough
 knowledge 
of it. "

John Locke






" Never say 
there is nothing 
beautiful 
in the world anymore. 

There is 
always something 
to make you wonder 
in the shape of a tree, 
the 
trembling 
of a leaf. "


Albert Schweitzer





 “ The resistance 
to the unpleasant 
situation 
is the root 
of suffering. ” 

Ram Dass


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Buddha and his companions
had been walking all day.

They approached a small village
when suddenly
a man came shouting
full of anger
right at Buddha
who continued walking
calmly.

Later on
someone asked him
what they all wondered:
"Why did you not
engage him?"

"Let me ask you a question:

If someone gives you a 
gift that
 you choose not to receive, 
to whom
 does it belong?" 

Beyond basic safety
refuse to accept
or engage
the sticky traps
of entanglement.

Keep flying!

You will not save
those sinking in quick sand
by sinking in it
yourself.

Be a little selfish.
It's called 
"Self Preservation"

You can blame me
and Buddha.

Thanks SO much
for Your visit!
                Warmly, cloudia


28 comments:

EriKa Napoletano said...

Wish you a nice Sunday!

ayala said...

Wise :) Happy Sunday :)

Ash said...

I love the Albert Schweitzer quote - so perfect!

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

Ash x

Brian Miller said...

truth in that story...
we coose who and what to engage in
and if something we are doing angers us, we choose to keep doing it...or not

aloha from va

Filip Demuinck said...

Very difficult not to react in any way to such a situation.

Greetings,
Filip

TexWisGirl said...

self preservation is necessary. :) lovely photos. the first is very interesting.

Adam said...

great quotes

Bob Bushell said...

The photos are surreal, and the things from Buddha are superb.

Duckbutt said...

Buddha gave wise counsel.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Never shout at the Buddha; allow yourself to be calmed and soothed by him.

Charles Gramlich said...

A little self preservation can go a long way.

Giga said...

Prawdziwy jest trzeci cytat, a zdjecia bardzo ładne. Pozdrawiam.
The real is the third citation, and the pictures very nice. Yours.

Mike said...

First picture is very cool.

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, flying high is keeping me UP! Hoping your Sunday is as sunny as ours!

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you for the gift of the Buddha's wisdom. I needed it today.

William Kendall said...

Great wisdom indeed!

Cloudia said...

Thanks for Sharing Yourselves!!!!!

magiceye said...

Yes we must indulge in 'self preservation'!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!!

Barbara Martin said...

The wisdom of Buddha can be used in all situations.

LONDONLULU said...

The Schweitzer quote is so warming and wonderful - thank you again!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful images and quotes.

Myrna R. said...

Thank you for the pictures, quotes and your wise advice.

Small Kucing said...

" Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. " but at times some human acts really makes me feel :(. Why need all the cheating and lying whn end of day we still hv to go back to our makers .

Jeanne Pursell said...

Beautiful photos Cloudia! Hope you are well!! I cannot wait to see a palm tree up close!! So tired of the snow and dreariness that is here right now...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely Cloudia..peace! I believe aggression doesn't solve aggression and also.. it drives people mad when you don't engage and that's more satisfying haha!

Betty Manousos said...

oh, that red flower is just gorgeous!

Akelamalu said...

Love the Buddha story. x

Kay said...

I love this story. It's so true isn't it? It's often (usually) better not to engage because it can inflame the situation. And in these days, it's safer.