Sketchbooking

This may seem like a new topic for my posts, but I wanted to share something philosophical without cluttering up my Art page HERE. For me, a sketchbook seems to serve three purposes. First, it’s a place where I can put to paper visual ideas and try out drawing things I’ve never attempted before, perhaps …

Intent

In the works of mankind, as in those of nature, it is really the motive which is chiefly worth attention. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

You Are The Buddha

There is no such person as Buddha. Buddha is simply a Sanskrit word meaning initiate. The Absolute is immanent in every man’s heart. This treasure of the heart is the only Buddha that exists. It is no use seeking Buddha outside your own nature. Prayer, scripture-reading, fasting, the observance of monastic rules all are useless. …

The Zen Master Eno

Eno was a great Zen master of the seventh century. He had lost his parents when he was young and earned his living by gathering firewood. One day when he was in the market-place he heard someone reading the Diamond Sutra. He asked where such books were to be had and was told, From Master …