“Beauty, Blessedness, Belovedness”
“They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty.”
There must be infinite, ever-ascending stages of high Life Energy and many names we could use for The Feeling, for God, for Belovedness. One very high stage in particular I have delineated is that of Beauty—to be able to look at anything, even a blank wall, and feel deeply in your heart, to know at the very core of your existence, that it is Beautiful. Read More »
“From Kensho to Satori”
The Japanese word kensho is used in Zen in the sense of “seeing one’s own true nature,” the Buddha-Nature. Coming to the realization that one is a Buddha, and that all are Buddhas: Buddhas, Buddhas – everywhere!
It is always my hope that a sufferer looking at my painting or photograph will suddenly have this epiphany, this enlightenment. Read More »
“On Darkroom Techniques”
There is a great difference between a flower growing in the garden and a cut flower, however ikebana-displayed, in a vase. They may superficially look the same, but only one has an Inner Flame, is in its own way embracing and exulting life.
I feel it is the same with photography. Read More »