finding suññatā in Lucknow
POSTCARD #249: Lucknow, North India: A short flight from Delhi brought us here, hired car to the Ambedkar Memorial Park. A vast space of nothing but polished marble flooring – no trees, no earth left uncovered. Two and a half acres of marble paving rising in a gentle slope, with some monuments and an avenue with hundreds of life size elephants carved in stone.
The panorama of it, an oasis-mirror-like flatness as far as the eye can see; a heaven realm… hold that thought, from two thousand five hundred years back in the distant past, comes rushing towards us now, into present time, 2017, the Buddha’s First Noble Truth – as valid as it was all these centuries ago.
‘The Noble Truth of Suffering’, yes, I was wondering what that bad feeling is, gnawing away at the innards… the urgency of the human condition applies to everything I can possibly…
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wow 2.5 acres….
February 7, 2017 at 11:47 PM
That is impressive.
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February 8, 2017 at 7:54 PM
Thanks, Tricia! This post was written by a friend and I agree it is impressive which is why I reblogged it. How is your health? I hope your time is happily spent in your new marriage and that all is going smoothly. I haven’t seen any posts from you for so long. A bit worried. Or perhaps WordPress took you off my email. I am going to try to check.
Love to you, Ellen
February 9, 2017 at 11:14 PM