Sidd Weeps for Japan

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This shot taken outside Omaha Nebraska in Sept of 2010 shows Sidd the Travelin Buddha resting upon a fallen tree.

Siddhartha's heart, mind, body and soul altogether weep for Japan and those lost and affected by this tragedy of unimaginable scope.

By endeavor, diligence, discipline and self-mastery, let the wise man make (of himself) an island that no flood can overwhelm.

Dhammapada (Words of Wisdom) #25

What this says is this, when one strives for betterment, even though one may fail, or bad things happen,one still desires for improvement, one still makes an effort with the heart in the right place.
This is sufficient in the eyes of whomever we perceive to be overlooking our world, be it Buddha or 'God'.

The tragedy in Japan will test this in those who live there and
those who watch this horrible scene unfold.
For the suffering has only begun for those just trying to survive.

Know that all things are impermanent.

Live your life according to what is right..(tolerance, thoughtfulness, compassion and love), for when the time comes, no mater what the circumstances, one will be received into the embrace of the all powerful no matter what any elect to call it.
For it, he, she, God, Buddha, they all arise from the same energy.

18 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    I love your DOF on this shot. Great textures and light.

  • Michael Franco

    Michael Franco   gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    I can’t stop thinking about the sorrow this nation in under. These are beautiful words under such a dire time.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    A wonderful tribute to our Japanese brothers and sisters who, in spite of tremedous loss and setbacks, are striving to put their lives and society back together. The Japanese are noted for their resilience, and will triumph this time too. We pray for them, as they pull together for the sake of their country.

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful, Steven....even though my family members are doing okay in Japan, it is so devastating for all those who have lost their loved ones, homes, and their safety, I appreciate this wonderful tribute and wisdom.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    Excellent !!!

  • Andy Kong

    Andy Kong gave props (15 Mar 2011):

    A nice picture with a great article on survival. like reading it very much

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (15 Mar 2011):

    excellent tribute, well done. beautiful and meaningful. holds historical value as well.

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (15 Mar 2011):

    This is excellent and really belongs in the NOTES TO JAPAN Theme.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (in a most critically acclaimed way).

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (16 Mar 2011):

    The focus...the light...what's not to like...

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    The human spirit is resilient, particularly the Japanese people, they are an example to us all...thanks for sharing

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful sky.... my heart weeps with Sidd for Japan

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (17 Mar 2011):

    As do I weep for the Japanese people. Very insightful wisdom in your narrative, Stephen. Namaste

  • Paul Bate

    Paul Bate (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2011):

    Beautiful. I'm devastated by the events in Japan, my prayers go out to them.

  • Ruzanna Shortstuffyan

    Ruzanna Shortstuffyan gave props (19 Mar 2011):

    :( beautiful

  • Syble Brabham

    Syble Brabham said (22 Mar 2011):

    Love the caption and the pic

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (22 Mar 2011):

    A powerful image.. with a powerful message! Very well done, Steven.. it's beautiful!

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (30 Mar 2011):

    Great use of selective focus !!!

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