Embrace All, Make Amends with Yourself

Images of Buddha exist

because of human suffering.

Why does human suffering exist?

I believe it is because of attachment.

If I can not find the way to break free from attachment,

I will never know tranquility and peace.

– Loretta H. Yang


 Yang’s pushes herself physically and mentally.

After one particularly grueling marathon sculpting session

that spanned several days and nights straight,

she lost hearing in one ear.

When life presents itself in disorder,

when sickness brings suffering,

one must transition through fear and distress

to acceptance and understanding.

This has allowed her to understand that:

everything is nothing but the present.

Ultimately, the meaning of buddha is to become enlightened to impermanence and the void within the cycle of all things. The void is not nihility, nor is it having nothing. Rather, it is enlightenment that stems from wisdom. This generates the ability to understand that every minute, every second, is to be treasured.


佛像基本的存在

是因為人類的苦

人的生命為什麼苦

我想是因為那個執

我執,如果沒有辦法擺脫,永遠尋找不到那個寧靜與平和

                                                    ─ 楊惠姍

 

擁抱一切,與自己和好

日以繼夜雕塑,導致楊惠姍一耳失聰

生活的失序,身病的苦痛

從抗拒、痛苦,到接受、擁抱

讓她進而明白什麼叫一切本無,當下即是

 

佛,最終的意義,是在流轉的萬象裡

覺悟無常,覺悟一個空

空,不是虛無,不是一無所有

是一種因智慧的覺悟,產生力量

明白當下分秒,都是珍寶

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