Loahan playing with the tiger. 羅漢玩虎

loahan—a highly spiritual person, monk.

Tiger—the wild,animal nature in all of us.

Usually loahan was depicted sitting on top or taking a nap with the tiger, showing he had tamed his animal nature.

This Loahan not only tamed it, but has become it’s friend and playing together in harmony , he has become one with nature, no more dualistic good and bad struggles.

I see my cancer as the tiger and would have love to play with him, but unfortunately I am not that enlightened and end up often bitten by the tiger.

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羅漢玩虎
虎, 代表人之獸性, 一般的羅漢像是坐在虎旁, 或與老虎一起睡大覺,說明自已的獸性已被馴服.

但這个羅漢玩虎不但已收服獸性,更與它成了好朋友,和諧相處,人與自然合而為一, 不分彼此,一即一切.

而西方宗教, 文学, 芸ボ,則常以善與惡,生與死,上帝與摩鬼對立的两元論, 作永無休止的鬥爭,永遠不能與大自然和諧合一.
中国人的智慧早在兩千多年前就超越了簡樸糼稚的两元對立論,
提出;
知其白, 守其黑. 負其陰,抱其陽…老子
執其一端為異端, 執其兩端為聖人…程灝
一即一切, 一切即一…彿.
…………………………………………..
我視我的癌瘤如老虎, 很想與它和諧相處, 可惜因道行不足, 常被它咬傷.
半立

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