Why I Need Buddhism

Buddhism is religion based in action rather than belief. It is practical rather than intellectual, as is reflected in the metaphor the Buddha used of the man shot by an arrow. Humanity is like the man, wounded by an arrow, and the arrow is dukkha. Intellectual pursuits over practical application would be akin to hesitating to withdraw the arrow before you find out what kind of wood it was made out of, who shot the arrow, and at what angle the arrow entered your body. What matters most in that moment is getting medical help—the healing dharma found through meditation, not philosophical speculation.

-Arnie Kozak

 

Day #19

Faces glow with health and wealth
Of love returned mightily,

Linked arms support each other in grace and awkward equally,

Voices dance together in passion and mirth harmoniously,

Feet step together, a concrete picture of abstract melding lovingly,

Hearts beat as one, knowing how to love and be loved blissfully,

I walked with my Love today, and it took my breath away, endlessly.