11/15/2010

Beyond the wind...

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.  ~Baba Ram Dass

 rock squirrel
charmed by woodland stories
whispered by the wind


Beyond the wind,
listen to the bamboo.
~Shibayama Zenkei

"Beyond the wind" generally refers to the realm beyond the illusory, material world, while listening to the bamboo is a reference to the fact that some species of bamboo grow so quickly that if one listens carefully, you can actually hear them growing.  ~Enso: Zen Circles of Enlightenment by Audrey Yoshiko Seo

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh, I especially like the first quote!

LauraX said...

beautiful sharings Diane! if you have any words of your own to add to the Thanksgiving gratitude quilt please stop by and add your "square."

Boonie S said...

Beautiful.

Have a nice day, Boonie

MeANderi said...

Diane, your posts are always so inspiring - both in words and photos. I love coming over and viewing your offerings...

Blessings of Stillness to you! Christine

Amin said...

There a lot of beautiful nature photos in Your blog....