Sunday, January 17, 2010


From The Flower Garland Sutra, in which the qualities of clouds are so deeply elaborated they become the mystic's cotton candy: "Because their hearts are enraptured, they spontaneously produce clouds of udumbara flowers, clouds of incense, clouds of music, clouds of robes, clouds of canopies, clouds of pennants, clouds of streamers, clouds of fragrant powders, clouds of jewels, clouds of lion pennants and crescent towers, clouds of songs and eulogies, clouds of various adornments, and reverentially offer them all to the Tathagata*."

*one who has found truth, who has thus gone and thus come.

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