“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world
To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.”
The Buddha -- Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nature's Touch

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. --- William Shakespeare

I really like this quote because so many times in the presence or spectacular natural landscape like waterfall, mountain, lake, sunset ... the boundary that normally divide us like social status, wealth, value systems seems to vanish ... my experience is there seems to be no desire to find out what the person next to us is doing for a living ... a homeless person and a billionaire can stand next to each other and don't even know because we are being awed by what we see and we like to openly share with each other the wonderful feeling ... we are there to witness, appreciate the wonder of nature and that's when we connect in the most sincere level, imho.