Happy Wesak Day

The Buddha lived in this world as we do.

And despite all the turmoil he realized a state of imperturbability- to 'become patient as the earth'. Whatever is poured on it, burnt on it, or done to it, the earth just goes on being what it is and doing what it does. 

Patient endurance is not a weak option; it is strengthening and kind. With patient endurance we discover the ability to allow our present experience to be here, just as it is, until we have learnt what we need to learn.

 -Dhammapada Reflections.

Happy Wesak Day, my kalyana mittas!

took in Sheraton Mustika Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia