June 30, 2011

A Jizo-Bosatsu statue in Tokei-ji

The violet Iwatabako flowers, which are clustering around this little stone image of Jizo-bosatsu, have just passed their best and have begun to fall one by one as if to realize the end of their prime season.

A bunch of pale blue flowers of Ajisai is offered to this guardian deity to silently pray him for his perpetual and infinite mercy to us.

In this quiet and beautiful scene, I find one of the most unforgettable moments of wonder, which is brought by the exquisite harmony of the four elements of this garden in this passing season of rain.


Ajisai said...

A perfect, fugitive moment of beauty.
The tender breath of rainy season.

Isn't it Eternity ?

Kunihiko said...

Thank you heartily for your wonderful and profound comment.

I believe that it must be an essential stepping stone to our ultimate enlightenment to experience the true moments of beauty concealed in our familiar everyday world as a precious once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

In the spiritual world of Zen, eternity may be fulfilled by living in the absolute present.