Thursday, 4 March 2010

Udumbara under nun's washing machine

A friend emailed me this link today: Rare Buddhist flower found under nun's washing machine

Which led me to 15 minutes of distraction, the fruits of which were finding this photo, and posting this blog.

In May 2005, ten Udumbara flowers were found on the face of a Bodhisattva statue in the Sumi Zen Temple in Korea (see this for more)

The Prajna Paramita (or The Great Perfection of Wisdom) Sutra says, "One cannot always keep the human body; wealth is but a dream; when nothing is lacking, it is difficult to persist in a righteous belief. When a Tathagata talks of the profound and wonderful Dharma, isn't it as precious and rare as the Udumbara?"

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