The Heart that Flowers

#Lotus Blossoming in the #Fall. According to legend, Buddha once told a story: Like the #waterlily, there are three kinds of people in the world.

The first are those who long to bloom but become swallowed in the filthy circumstances that surround them. They never rise above the mud.

The second are those who struggle for a time – reaching for the Sun that is just beyond their fingertips. But eventually they surrender to their own weaknesses. They rise above the mud but never above the water.

The last are the blooming lilies. Those are the ones that rose above the world’s destructive influences and battled their own hearts and minds until finally they grew. Out of the mud, above the water. They bloom, revealing to all the glorious potential that always resided inside.
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We are all a blooming lily – I hope that you have risen to show your flowering heart to the world!

Fied Pork and Apples

#Pork and #Potatoes with #fried lotus root in a sweet and sour Sauce at a local #Korean Restaurant.  Yes, That’s the root of the #lotus flower (water lily) -very delicious!!

Lady of the Lily

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This past weekend was Homecoming for the Students at SIAS, so the Freshman and Sophomores help design floats for their different departments and schools.  This was one of the floats Рthe lily started closed, then slowly opened as the young girl danced up out of it in the traditional flowing sleeves dance. Very beautiful!

In the Fullness of Time

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