On a somewhat friendlier note (than Suicidal manikins…)
A Bodhisattva is an awakened being who chooses to return to this suffering world again and again, until all of the numberless sentient beings have awakened. 180 more words
The Lotus flower is often used as a metaphor in Buddhism. It stands for the enlightened mind (sanskrit: बोधिचित्त – bodhicitta).
As the enlightened mind is unaffected by saṃsāra, the flower stands above the murky waters undefiled by mud. 69 more words
One must use with care those living messengers called words, and this reference to messengers has to do with different classes of elementals, all the myriad invisible centres of energy that permeate the diverse departments of Nature. 1,227 more words