No clinging


Hindu deities are fahioned out of mud

exactly so that there is no danger of them

or the spirits behind them becoming permanent.


TIbetan Buddhists make sublime mandalas

out of oloured sand outdoors

abandoning them to the weather

when they are complete.


Japanese monks copy scriptures and prayers on to

wooden sticks and burn

or bury them to welcome future Buddhas

millions of years in the future.


Indigenous people place thier dead on high platforms 

in the upper limbs of trees so that

weather and creatures can clean

the flesh from their bones.

one heart

There is no clinging or fear in these ancient acts.

There is nothing to be saved or stored away.

By FlourishWrite Consult

Writer living in Japan.
specialisms: mainstream and alternative health and medical science; well-being; meditation & re-education techniques; healing and herbalism

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