April 26, 2010

A Genge (Astragalus sinicus) flower in Jochi-ji temple

I looked down on a small cyclic flower of Genge (or Rengeso) and found that its exquisite shape looked like the elegant crystal form of snow.

The subtle shape shared by this flower and snow crystals may imply the omnipresence of the transcendent law in which the beauties of nature originate.

Like an answerless riddle for Zen meditation, flowers always awake us to the enchanting mysteries of our universe.

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