Bowls Of Beauty

Every day when we go to the temple there is a beautiful arrangement of flowers in the bowl in front of the door to the temple. Seeing the mandala each day is a wonderful surprise and one of my favorite moments of the day.

“Earth laughs in flowers.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.”
– Iris Murdoch

“The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.”
– Basho

“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”
– Walt Whitman

“When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.”
– Chinese Proverb

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