Seeking the Dhamma in Dazu

Nirvana refers to the ultimate unfettering of the mind from earthly bonds, a quietude of mind and body, a total connection and merging with one’s inner self, a release from all desire and suffering……..enlightenment.

The spiritual journey of Siddhartha from crown prince to the “Enlightened One” is one of the most profound stories of transformation and salvation.

The Buddhist grottoes in Dazu document this journey and depict the Buddha’s basic tenets and the daily life of the times, in the form of a breathtaking array of rock carvings, that I chronicled earlier in my post titled More From The Chonqching Region. Below are a few more snapshots of the amazing and colourful art from this Unesco world heritage site.

“The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future,
or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present
moment wisely and earnestly” ~ Buddha

“Happy is the man who has broken the chains
which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying
once and for all” ~ Ovid

This post is my interpretation of Robins challenge: Quotes from the masters: Ovid as well as my second entry to Frizztext’s Story Challenge: Letter D

Until next time…happy travels, no matter where life takes you!

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