comes from your own actions." (Dalai Lama)
Sculpture by Bernhard Hoetger in Worpswede - called "Das Licht/The Light" oder "Bonze des Humors/Bonze of Humour" - "Humour lies at the heart of Buddhist thought and practice. Indeed, according to Buddhist history, it was a central factor in the enlightenment experience of the monk Kashyapa. As you may recall, during one of his discourses the Buddha fell silent and held up a single golden flower. Kashyapa responded not with ideas or words but with a smile. From this smile, this spontaneous opening of the heart-mind, this direct transmission of the truth from one being to another, came the Zen tradition. Or so the story goes." In my feeling this Buddha evokes simply good mood.
I thought it should be something comforting after the last upsetting political events - and I like to add some relaxing music (admittedly, a bit kitschy) we are using at the exercises in our Tai Chi group.
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