The Weeping Buddha …
It takes strength to come face to face with our own suffering and the suffering of the world.
The weeping Buddha, as seen in the picture, represents the power and strength of compassion, of connecting deeply to our own sorrows and the sorrows of the world. At times this burden is just too much and all of us , including the Buddha , and we can be brought to tears.
There is power in emotions and there is strength. We experience transformation in its release… We experience compassion and connection.
Every master knows that we are all Buddha disguised as the Self. It’s just that some of us are playing the victim and some of us are free. Like Alan Watts asked,
“Do you define yourself as a victim of the world, or as the world?”
Most of us are walking tragedies, suffering in a cruel world. We all experience pain. We all have scars.
But true masters choose happiness without reason. They choose laughter and joy over anger and spite. They honor their scars rather than resent them. They choose dancing rather than depression.
“You must change in order to find your truest self,” writes Bradford Keeney in The Bushman’s Way of Tracking God. “And keep changing. The false idol is any form that hangs around too long and gets fossilized. It’s worth considering that if your ideas of God don’t change, then your ideas are dead. God is not dead. He simply went elsewhere because you were too boring.” Yes! Buddha is us.
Let’s not be serious, let’s just be sincere. Continue reading