Archives for category: Friendship
June 15, 2014 Father's Day 008
The teacher, or the spiritual friend,
enters your system much as medicine
is injected into your veins.
According to the tradition,
this is known as planting the heart of enlightenment
in your heart.
It is transplanting the full moon
into your heart. ..
….By the way,
once that moon has entered your heart,
it cannot be a waning moon.
It never wanes.
It is always waxing.
Chogyam Trungpa
Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

April 24, 2014 birds 042

Like birds landing on a tree top together,

and then dispersing,

We are together for a very short time.

So it makes sense to live in harmony;

in unconditional friendship.



Bokar Rinpoche


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

April 24, 2014 birds 020
In the sweetness of friendship;
let there be laughter
and the sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran
Photo By Woodland Gnome 2014

March 27, 2014 parkway 010

Love is that to life,

what wind is to a windmill.


Shams of Tabriz

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

February 24, 2014 snowdrops 049

Kindness is a language

which the deaf can hear,

and the blind can read.

Mark Twain

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

December 27 2013 birds 003

Even offering three hundred bowls of food

three times a day

does not match the spiritual merit

gained in one moment of love…

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All philosophies are mental fabrications.
There has never been a single doctrine

by which one could enter

the true essence of things.


Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013

January 29 snow 011

We are sun and moon, dear friend;

we are sea and land.

It is not our purpose

to become each other;

it is to recognize each other,

to learn to see the other

and honor him for what he is:

each the other’s opposite and complement.


Herman Hesse

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

January 23 2014 snow 3 005
Advice is like snow –
the softer it falls,
the longer it dwells upon,
and the deeper in sinks
into the mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

January 20 parkway 004

The most precious gift

we can offer others is our presence.

When mindfulness

embraces those we love,

they will bloom like flowers.


Thich Nhat Hanh

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

January 1 2014 Parkway 015

To understand

the heart and mind of a person,

look not  at what

he has already achieved,

but at what he aspires

to do.

Kahlil Gibran

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014