Freitag, 2. September 2011

Remember always...




Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. Your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown. None can live without toil and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing indeed. But if you toil without rest, fatigue and wearness will overtake you, and you will denied the joy that comes from labour's end.



Speak quietly and kindly and be not forward with either opinions or advice. If you talk much, this will make you deaf to what others say, and you should know that there are few so wise that they cannot learn from others.Be near when help is needed, but far when praise and thanks are being offered.Take small account of might, wealth and fame, for they soon pass and are forgotten. Instead, nurture love within you and and strive to be a friend to all. Truly, compassion is a balm for many wounds.Treasure silence when you find it, and while being mindful of your duties, set time aside, to be alone with yourself.



Cast off pretense and self-deception and see yourself as you really are.

Despite all appearances, no one is really evil. They are led astray by ignorance. If you ponder this truth always you will offer more light, rather than blame and condemnation.



You, no less than all beings have Buddha Nature within. Your essential Mind is pure. Therefore, when defilements cause you to stumble and fall, let not remose nor dark foreboding cast you down. Be of good cheer and with this understanding, summon strength and walk on.

Faith is like a lamp and wisdom makes the flame burn bright. Carry this lamp always and in good time the darkness will yield and you will abide in the Light.
- Dhammavadaka -


Today I finally found some time to finish this buddha necklace. Yay!
The pendant and a matching bead is from epoxy clay. The clasp is bone and rock crystal, embellished with the words "secure the peace". Another word on a button says "voyage".

Namaste,
my friends.



Kommentare:

Vintage Green hat gesagt…

Beautiful words...........
Beautiful necklace.
I can only imagine all the good karma you invested this necklace with thinking these thoughts while quietly working away at your art. Lucky person that gets to wear this beautiful piece.

Heidi hat gesagt…

Gorgeous. This is a truly beautiful piece, and those are definitely wise words :)

Steph hat gesagt…

I love it! The clasp is neat, great idea!

Pretty Things hat gesagt…

This is so lovely, in so many ways.

stregata hat gesagt…

Absolute hinreissend genial!

Jo hat gesagt…

What a beautiful quote - that's set me up perfectly for Sunday morning, thank you! The necklace is amazing, such lovely thoughts and detail in it.

mairedodd hat gesagt…

this is so incredibly beautiful and meaningful... love it...

sharon hat gesagt…

A stunning post and an equally beautiful and stunning piece you have created!! WOW!

Kathy hat gesagt…

Your post is simply lovely, a great quote. If you were in that frame of mind while working on the wonderful piece then it is tucked full of some good mojo.
Thanks for sharing. This is my first visit, I have come from A Vintage Green Life. Drop by for a visit. Kathy