quarta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2008

after the fire 2008

After hearing the news of the fire, Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote to the community "I think what has happened at Tzong Khapa Institute, with the blazing fire destroying the gompa, is an auspicious sign - that you have overcome all the problems by this blazing fire… The burning of it gives us the opportunity to build an enlightened gompa… We definitely need a very beautiful gompa that becomes an encouragement to everyone, to depressed people, to people who believe 'I am helpless', something that brings greatest joy and fulfillment in the heart. It is also a teaching to us on impermanence. Do not hold on to things which are impermanent, which are a dependent arising, like a butter lamp that depends on causes and conditions, like lightning, like a water bubble, like clouds, also like a star in the day time, like the defective view of the senses … an illusion, a dream, all that was said by Buddha."

fogo em in Pomaia, Italy, em 26/12/2008

um fogo purificador, que me lembra o meu post sobre Tzong Khapa.