I found this lovely quote in a book about Jizo bodhisattva:

"We perceive the fragile nature of our human life and it makes us afraid. As protection against the inevitable assaults of a human life - separations, failures, abuse, illness and death - we construct a set of strategies and defences called a self. Each time we perceive danger we fortify the defences until we find ourselves trapped and isolated inside its walls. Like a stone or wooden Jizo, we are frozen and lifeless. We long for - and fear - someone who can see through the thick shell to the nascent Buddha inside"

Jan Chosen Bays.

Namo Amida Bu( ,

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Comment by Robert Joshin Althouse on April 5, 2020 at 20:16

Such wonderful words of wisdom. Thank you

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