“What does a sage look like?

Moving with the grace of a deer

stepping through the meadow;

Alert to everything around,

never lost in the swamp of thoughts;

Always polite and generous,

never cynical or cranky,

Adaptable and flexible,

never rigid or stubborn,

Accepting of everyone,

rejecting no one.

 

Consider our caricatures of elders

hazardous behind the wheel,

set in their ways,

impatient and intolerant.

Let us put these myths to rest.

Our driving is alert and mindful,

not aggressive, not hurried,

yet providing no obstruction to others.

We delight in learning new things.

And we are coming to accept all living beings

with compassion and grace.”

 

from: The Sage’s Tao Te Ching, by William Martin

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Photo credit: Tree Langdon, 2018, Myanmar
A Buddha a Day Series:
Since the 3rd century, many rulers and kings have ruled over Burma (Myanmar).  During each period, Buddha statues were made in a different style.  When we visited Myanmar in January 2018, we were amazed at their number and variety, taking photos until we lost count.  I’m happy to share these images with you, along with selected quotes.