We spent our Sunday hiking trails in Kanawha State Forest – Davis Creek, Alligator Rock, Tea Berry Rock – and along the way, erected some small stone shrines as offerings to the local mountain spirits.
It may not seem like it depending on where you live in the US right now, but Spring is literally right around the corner! Hang in there!
All days are virtuous
And all constellations positive
The buddhas are mighty and powerful
And the arhats have overcome impurity;
Through reciting these words of truth
May everything always be well and positive for us!
JAYA JAYA SUJAYA
(Verse to transform inauspicious days into fortunate days, composed by Mipham Rinpoche.)
MAY YOUR WOOD HORSE YEAR 2141 BE AUSPICIOUS!
“In this life, there is no such distinction as ‘male’ and ‘female’, neither of ‘self-identify’, a ‘person’, nor any perception of such, and therefore attachment to ideas of ‘male’ and ‘female’ is quite worthless. Weak-minded worldlings are always deluded by this.” And so she vowed, “There are many who wish to gain enlightenment in a man’s form, and there are but few who wish to work for the welfare of sentient beings in a female form. Therefore may I, in a female body, work for the welfare of beings right until samsara has been emptied.”
~ The Origin of Tara Tantra ~
Jo Nang Taranatha