“Flowers blooming, the world is arisen.” When flowers are brought in and bedecking, the whole house is brightened with beauty; Buddhas and bodhisattvas smile.
When the Buddha held up a flower, Mahakashapa smiled. Then millions and millions of people smiled for millennia.
As the Indra-net all crystal balls reflect other balls endlessly and limitlessly. So, our actions and understanding illuminate and reflect the whole world limitlessly.
“When flowers bloom, butterflies come; when butterflies come, flowers bloom” endlessly giving life and limitless giving joy.
When flowers bloom, the world is changed. Thus we can enjoy holy truth, goodness, and beauty, tasting limitless life, light, liberation, love, and learning endlessly.
Photo taken by Kathy Albers, a dedicated member of the zen center, in her garden on the date