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In British Columbia, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, Landscape, minimalism, New Topographics, Photography, Story, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/05/15 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Know all things to be like this:
A mirage, a cloud castle,
A dream, an apparition,
Without essence, but with qualities that can be seen.

on a clear day,
rise and look around you,
and you’ll see who you are.
 
you can hear from far and near
a world you’ve never heard before.

***

a day ago at  Crescent Beach, territory of the Semiahmoo First Nation ~ Surrey BC ~ May 2022

Li Qingzhao’s birth year

In British Columbia, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Canada, Colour photography, Documentary, Emotion, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, Landscape, minimalism, Personal Photography ethics, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/05/11 at 04:00

According to Buddha.

It is almost impossible to practice loving-kindness towards all living beings without addressing, in a meaningful way, the innumerable problems arising in our own lives. It is a contradiction, you see. It does not work. If our heart is tormented because we are not able to accept things the way they are, then it is impossible to open our heart. It is impossible to let go of all of our defenses and embrace others. Therefore we have to constantly practice and deepen our awareness. We have to remind ourselves to accept things as they are…even reciting slogans, phrases like “I shall accept the way things are.”

when i was a little girl
and the devil would call my name
and i’d say, “who do, who

oh, my mama loves me, she loves me
she gets down on her knees and hugs me
yeah, she loves me like a rock
she rocks me like the rock of ages
she loves me

***
a day ago West Beach, White Rock lies on the Semiahmoo First Nation ~ May 2022

Donnelly’s Prisoner number book

In Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Documentary, Edmonton, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, minimalism, New Topographics, Personal Photography ethics, Street, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/05/04 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The light of the sun is the manifestation of the clarity of the sky; and the sky is the basic condition necessary for the manifestation of the sun’s light. So, too, in the sky two, three, four, or any number of suns could arise; but the sky always remains indivisibly one sky. Similarly, every individual’s state of presence is unique and distinct, but the void nature of the individual is universal, and common to all beings.

just take it slow
the sun will show you where to go
trust your heart can help you see
i have seen the light, it settled me
just take it slow

***

a walk on Whyte Ave a day or so ago + human who did not agree to be photographed ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ April 2022

Kusters number of blue skies

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Edmonton, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Imagemaker, Landscape, minimalism, Outdoors, Photography, Words of music on 2022/04/20 at 04:00

According to Buddha

I, the snow lioness who stays in snowy solitudes, Have milk which is like the essential nectar. In the absence of golden cups, I would not pour it in an ordinary vessel.

then without a warning
another winter storm comes raging through
and the mercury’s fallin’
i’m left all alone
just like spring time in alberta
chills me to the bone

***

yesterday in the woods Terwillegar Park, ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ April 2022

Number of puzzles in the ‘Biggest Word’ book

In Art, Black and White Photography, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Flora, Fotografia, iPhoneography, Macro, Minimal photography, minimalism, Photography, Reflection, still life, water, Words of music on 2022/03/30 at 04:00

According to Buddha

The very entity of the mind, its nature of mere luminosity and knowing, is not polluted by defilements; they do not abide in the entity of the mind. Even when we generate afflictive emotions, the very entity or nature of the mind is still mere luminosity and knowing, and because of this we are able to remove the afflictive emotions. If you agitate the water in a pond, it becomes cloudy with mud; yet the very nature of the water itself is not dirty. When you allow it to become still again, the mud will settle leaving the water pure.

you, soft and only
you, lost and lonely
you, strange as angels
dancing in the deepest oceans
twisting in the water
you’re just like a dream
you’re just like a dream

***

a day ago water + gerber in a sunbeam in Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ March 2022

Flint’s ‘Year of Survival’

In abstract, Alberta landscapes, Body, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Colour photography, Fotografia, health, Horses, iPhone photography, minimalism, Photography, self study, Words of music on 2022/03/23 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Ego is the problem. Sometimes ego is very spoiled, like a child who is constantly throwing tantrums. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept where we are. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept who we are. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept the way things are without any real complaint. So what do we do? There is nothing that we can do. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept the fact that the sky is blue but there is nothing that we can do. You see. Sometimes ego doesn’t accept that we are living on a planet that is permeated with natural disasters, earthquakes, floods, and other catastrophes. All we can do is accept that and learn how to surrender to the flow of all events.

***

reflections on a fall on ice ~ a day or so ago ~  Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ March 2022

Hammadid Fez capture year

In abstract, British Columbia, Buddhist philosophical concepts, close up, Flora, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Hedy Bach Photography, Landscape, minimalism, nature, Photography, Words of music on 2022/02/23 at 04:00

According to Buddha

Surrender means surrendering who you are not, so that who you really are may emerge.
You are not what you think, you are not what you believe, you are not what you like or dislike.
Those are the adopted filters which speak through you.

***

Lichens a week ago, West Beach, White Rock lies on the Semiahmoo First Nation ~ February 2022

DHCP installation event id

In Bird, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Emotion, FujiX100V, minimalism, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/02/02 at 04:00

According to Buddha

One has to develop a panoramic awareness, an all-pervading awareness, knowing the situation at that very moment. It is a question of knowing the situation and opening one’s eyes to that very moment of nowness, and this is not particularly a mystical experience or anything mysterious at all, but just direct, open and clear perception of what is now without being influenced by the past or any expectation of the future, but just seeing the very moment of now, then at that moment there is no barrier at all.

mmm, we’re just crows
cold crows, cold crows

***

‘a murder of crows’ ~ some nights along the North Saskatchewan River ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ January 2022

32.465366161495853364 square root number

In Alberta, Art, Buddhist philosophical concepts, by Hedy Bach, Colour photography, Emotion, Fotografia, FujiX100V, installation art, minimalism, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2022/01/26 at 04:00

According to Buddha

All the peace and happiness of the whole globe,
the peace and happiness of societies,
the peace and happiness of families,
the peace and happiness in the individual persons’ life,
and the peace and happiness of even the animals and so forth,
all depends on having loving kindness toward each other.

i wanna dance by water ‘neath the mexican sky
drink some margaritas by a string of blue lights
listen to the mariachi play at midnight
are you with me, are you with me?
 
are you with me?
 
are you with me?

***

Byzantine Winter Festival ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ  ~ January 2022

Splitgate games number

In Alberta landscapes, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Emotion, FujiX100V, Humour, minimalism, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/12/29 at 04:00

According to Buddha

There are two kinds of happiness, mental happiness, and outer happiness. Outer happiness comes through meeting with an external object and is transitory. Mental happiness comes about through meditation and positive thought, it is stable and does not cause suffering. One cannot be happy if one does not have mental happiness, no matter how abundant the   external sources of outer happiness are, but if one is truly happy in one’s mind, then one is unaffected by outer problems.

you gotta swing your hips now
come on baby
a jump up oh, jump back
oh well, i think you’ve got the knack, oh-oh
 
(come on baby, do the locomotion)

***

dogs + snow a joyful dance walk a day or so ago ~ Etown – Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ December 2021

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