拈花微笑

拈花微笑, 生死之間.

A flower & smile, between life & death.

如是我聞, 一時, 佛在靈鷲山向三千弟子說法, 畢. 曰: 誰人得吾心法. 眾皆默然, 時風中飄花, 尊者迦葉拈花微笑, 佛曰: 汝得吾心印. 是為禪宗始祖.

Thus I have heard, once, on mount Vulture, Buddha gave a talk to his 3000 followers, at the end, he asked, who has received my dharma? No one responded.

At that time, flowers were blowing in the wind, Maha Kashapa picked up a flower and smiled.

“you have received my dharma” Buddha said.

Thus was the beginning of Zen Buddhism.

Roseau, Dominica.

In August 1979, Hurricane David  hit Dominica. A school bus was crushed by a Baobab tree in the botanical garden, now new  young Baobabs grow from the main trunk of the fallen giant

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