Friday, July 4, 2014

Zen: Cloud

A   L   O   H   A !
" Selfishness & complaint 
pervert the mind.
with its joy 
clears and sharpens
 the vision." 
                   Helen Keller

who keeps the ability 
to see beauty 
in every age of life
never grows old.” 

Franz Kafka

Disciple: “Please tell me 
the summary of Buddhism.”

Master: “If a cloud does not
 float over the mountain,
 the moonlight will go
 through the waves 
of the lake.”

Before the Master 
completed his statement, 
the Disciple was enlightened.

 " The one who has seen
 the rising moon break 
out of the clouds at 
has been present
 like an archangel 
at the creation 
of light and of 
the world.  "

                Ralph Waldo Emerson

 "How sweet

 the morning air is! 

See how that one little cloud

 floats like a pink feather

from some gigantic flamingo. ” 
                             Arthur Conan Doyle, 
                                                    Sherlock Holmes

The humble 
Cumulus humilis -
 never hurt a soul.” 
                  Gavin Pretor-Pinney, 
                               The Cloudspotter's Guide


Thanks, Friends
                     Warmly, cloudia