frog jumps in—
Haiku by Basho [1644-1694]
This is another collaborative group collage my friends and I did a few years ago in the autumn for Amma’s Circle of Love Letters…
Images from old calendars/catalogs/magazines/feather found…
I like to be around children. They delight in the things I have forgotten or am too busy to notice. They remember how to live in the kingdom.
I shared in this child’s joy when she showed me her treasured feather in sky blue. Joy is something we can generate and share with others. She generated and passed on her joy to me.
I am reminded of these words from Amma:
Continue reading Joy of a Feather
There is a disorder called pareidolia, seeing shapes in clouds. When I was a child, I used to spend a lot of time gazing up at the clouds while lying on grass. Sometimes Divine can make use of our disorders to bring light and inspiration.
Continue reading Feather on the Breath of God
This girl’s beauty was enhanced by the feather, and the feather enhanced by this Native American girl.
“If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.” – Buddha
When I saw this white feather, it seemed like another one of those Divine hooks and messages that I should pay attention to, a letter from God. Its whiteness, luminosity, and gentle fluttering made me see it as a peace flag. Later I thought of a quote by Amma in Awaken Children! Vol IX, pp 106-107, © MA Center:
Continue reading Forgiving Yourself