Morning at the Temple

12/1/10

questions were suddenly answered
with nothing to fear or worry
guidance, from someone you don't even know
full enlightenment(+)understanding
.
in a moment I'm inspired
humanistic buddhism is love
I'm reminded to be more kind, compassionate
to open my mind(+)follow my heart



*As I left the hsi lai temple, I was given a small piece of paper that said: "Patience and tranquility bring good feelings. Modesty brings good affinity" 
-Master Hsing Yun

25 comments:

emily said...

very beautiful. it looks so serene and peaceful!

Jill said...

You're in China?!

April said...

Really awesome fisheye photo! And wow, I don't possess any of those qualities. I really need to though, huh?

Cassandra Marie said...

New blog name, eh? I like :)

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

What a lovely quote. That first picture is brilliant.

I love the quiet ambiguity of your words and photographs. I always feel like I can connect.

Hollie said...

Last nite (as a result of my insomnia) I picked up a book on my bedside trunk - The Teachings of Buddha. I read it years ago, but I'm falling in love with it all over again, and wouldn't you know, the timing of the words are perfect. Kinda funny how that happens.

amber said...

i am loving the new header!! the little guy in the 3rd photo is so cute!

Lauren said...

Wow, great photos!!!

Lauren
www.laurensthoughts.com

jackiek said...

how funny you should post this, as i spent all afternoon in the bookstore reading buddhism books for my senior thesis project. i agree 100% with your humanistic buddhism approach! where are these pictures taken, they're gorgeous!

Marinka said...

It must have been great to been there, it looks like such a peaceful place..I love the quote btw

Marcie said...

Beautiful! These images capture the calm perfectly! I love the first one!

xo M

The Owl Diary said...

I'm in love with the simplicity of your blog. ♥

Erica said...

I just adore the colors of these images, not to mention the exotic nature. You always notice such interesting details in each place you seem to visit. Is this in LA?

oh! Love the new header and name change! Genevieve is such an adorable name :)

Elisabelle said...

I love the little paper that was given to you.

Barbara said...

wow this turned out amazing! that lens rock for this kind of pics!

Krystal said...

These are SUCH cool photos.

and flowers pick themselves said...

awesome post, dear. i love the sentiment + photos.

xo Alison

Erin said...

Your blog is beautiful! Thanks so much commenting!

VicissitudiniLombarde said...

.. beautiful! I love your shots!
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genevieve, sandbox romance said...

It might be sacrilegious to post this response here, but... you need to go to Ihop! I think they still have pumpkin pancakes. It's most definitely an essential American experience (why is it that so many of those are fast food related?). I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, as well!

alexandria said...

Beautiful words and post. When I lived in Asia I loved visiting the temples. They are so full of peace and calmness.

Meghan said...

Beautiful post and pics! It's all so true:)

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so beautiful x hivennn.

Mel said...

Love the new look of the place. And that quote is so true, although it's usually harder to follow than it seems. Glad you found some peace of mind though =]

Islandia Lane said...

aww great thought, I love the last two pictures - you captured amazing depth of field in the 2nd photo.