Out of the seething crowd, out of the light and the darkness, came Blossom Rosedale, the one and only Happy Monster, which was a name that she had given herself, not because she loathed the way she looked but because she was truly happy in spite of all her suffering.
Thinking that we can find some lasting pleasure and avoid pain is what in Buddhism is called samsara, a hopeless cycle that goes round and round endlessly and causes us to suffer greatly. The very first noble truth of the Buddha points out that suffering is inevitable for human beings as long as we believe that things last-that they don’t disintegrate, that they can be counted on to satisfy our hunger for security.
Everyone has to start somewhere,’ he says, his eyes dark and smoldering, his fingers seeking the scar on my face.
The one on my forehead. The one that’s hidden under my bangs. The one he has no way of knowing about.
‘Even Picasso had a teacher.’ He smiles, withdrawing his hand and the warmth that came with it, returning to his painting, as I remind myself to breathe.
No human beings, regardless of who they might be, want to look directly at their own shortcomings.
Son, this is a sad thing,
The Heart is a lonely hunter with only one desire! To find some lasting comfort in the arms of anothers fire…driven by a desperate hunger to the arms of a neon light, the heart is a lonely hunter when there’s no sign of love in sight!
God has blessed the vale of Kashmir with grace and grandeur. It is a land of lush green meadows, crystal clear springs and lakes, the majestic rivers and streams, the snow white and roaring cataracts, sweet waters, high snow-covered peaks make it a perfect archetype of the promised land of God.
Only God can set the soul in bondage free.
Well, they say a good cry does you a lot of good.
Too often in our lives, accomplishment and doing overshadow growth and becoming. We frantically scurry around, trying to paint the picture with our activities, but our being must be settled before our doing. George MacDonald said it well: “He thought to gain a thing by a doing, when the very thing desired was a being.