may all who journey….

The Buddha compared faith to a blind giant who meets up with a very sharp-eyed cripple, called wisdom. The blind giant, called faith, says to the sharp-eyed cripple, “I am very strong, but I can’t see; you are very weak, but you have sharp eyes. Come and ride on my shoulders. Together we will go far.” The Buddha never supported blind faith, but a balance between heart and mind, between wisdom and faith. The two together will go far. The saying that blind faith can move mountains unfortunately omits the fact that, being blind, faith doesn’t know which mountain needs moving. That’s where wisdom is essential, which means that a thorough understanding of the teaching is crucial.

— Ayya Khema, When the Iron Eagle Flies

the cat

the cat

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  • Carol Steel  On March 8, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    It intrigues me that the line “wisdom is essential” and a photo of the cat are together. Cats are not given the credit they deserve for their inate wisdoms. And, yes, thorough understanding is crucial.


  • pdlyons  On February 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Reblogged this on Pdlyons's Explorations.


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