Thursday, April 28, 2011

Swan Coming from the West

Swan Flight 2 by grahambrown1965
This is a take-off on the title "How the Swans Came to the Lake," a 1981 book by Rick Fields detailing the history of the Dharma coming to America. In sync with the ancient Chinese notion that the Buddhadharma historically migrates from the west in an easterly direction, visualize the swan heading eastward, toward the clear morning light, coming from the lotus pond of the Dharma in the west, the north wing representing the all-accomplishing wisdom, the vajra karma, and the south wing representing the jewel-like wisdom, the myriad treasures of Buddhism.
Swan Flight 2, a photo by grahambrown1965 on Flickr.

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