infinite thanks

Life moves pretty quickly –

people, places, things blow

by so fast I hardly

see them sometimes and

I forget to take the opportunity to

thank you,

and thank the places

and the things that

make life so,

so

perfect.

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“Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out indefinitely in all directions. In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel at the net’s every node, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number. There hang the jewels, glittering like stars of the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. Not only that, but each of these jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that the process of reflection is infinite. “

The Avatamsaka Sutra,  Francis H. Cook:  Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra 1977


9 comments

  1. This image has a lovely ethereal quality to it. Love it and perfect with the quote… but you already knew that!!! 🙂 Good work!

  2. I’m excited you found this, because it’s one of my favorites. The rags were tied to a barbed wire fence along a field & path about 10 miles from home. They’re gone now, but I did get a few more photos…and I don’t know Tarkovsky – I’m pretty ignorant, film-wise! Thank you!


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