Quote about spirit "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
A sparrow steals a food offering which had been placed in the mouth of a statue of Lord Garud statue in Kathmandu, Nepal on Sunday. The idol of Garud is usually made of black stone and has a human form but sometimes has the beak and wings of a bird.
“When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into it’s dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment.” ..*
A poster explaining the significance of the lotus flower in Buddhism. Essentially, we also have the ability to rise from the mud and bloom, just like the lotus. As the Vietnamese Thien (Zen) Buddhist monk once said, "No mud, no lotus.