Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving to all you lovely bloggers!

















Looking at Your Empty Plate:
My plate, empty now,
will soon be filled
with precious food.

Looking at Your Full Plate:
In this food,
I see clearly the presence
of the entire universe
supporting my existence.

Contemplating Your Food:
This plate of food,
so fragrant and appetizing,
also contains much suffering.

Beginning to Eat:
With the first taste, I promise
to offer joy.
With the second, I promise to
help relieve
The suffering of others.
With the third, I promise to
see others joy
as my own.
With the fourth, I promise to
learn the way
of non-attachment and
equanimity.

Finishing Your Meal:
The plate is empty.
My hunger is satisfied
I vow to live
for the benefit of all beings.

Washing the Dishes:
Washing the dishes
is like bathing a baby Buddha.
The profane is the sacred.
Everyday mind is Buddha’s
mind.

~Thich Nhat Hanh


(Photo taken at Anza-Borrego Desert, San Diego,CA 2/25/05)

6 comments:

AlianaDrex said...

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!
Ali

JackJumpedOverTheMoon said...

Sue,

Happy Thanksgiving. Thankyou for the quote, virtuosity is something I hold very dear. There is no point in doing something, if you don't put everything you are into it.

Jack

JoeBoy said...

The best to you and your family.

Kid Ric said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Let me know if you need any help posting your movie.

Peace, love and light to you and yours.

Nabonidus said...

OMG, That's where I go camping, all the time! Although now I only go about once a year.Anza Borrego area. Wow.
I've been camping there like, 50-100 times
or something.There used to be a secret
hidden hot springs between there and Salton Sea. They cemented over it.
It was 3 pools of varying temperatures, hot, medium, and cool.It was free, and a word of mouth type of place.Beautiful like an oasis. It was a clothing optional place. Maybe that's what made the locals cap it off.
Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving! :)

BallerinaGurl said...

Thank you for the beautiful posts over on mine. BEAUTIFUL POST! LOVE those Cali mountains!