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.