By Rodney Alan Greenblat
In Dharma Delight, summary artist and Zen practitioner Rodney Greenblat makes use of lighthearted narrative and shiny pop artwork work to have fun the fun of dwelling existence from the interior out.
Part picture consultant, half own testimony, half paintings ebook, Dharma Delight illustrates how looking the trail of compassion and recognition might be as zany and exuberant because it is profound. it's a chuffed exploration of Buddhist Enlightenment—what it truly is, the place to hunt it—and the way to realize the perfection in ourselves. an excellent choice for Zen novices and skilled practitioners alike, sutras (teachings), Bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) and jataka stories (parables) are awarded in a fashion that is easy, upbeat and enjoyable to learn.
The unique paintings—some new, a few already identified at the long island artwork scene and elsewhere—are an imaginitive and declaring mind's-eye view of Buddhist instructing. jointly, the phrases and illustrations are a hot and pleased invitation to novices and a funky splash of refreshment to any visitor at the highway to enlightenment.
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9: No Expectations. , 2013. 10: Tea House Buddha. , 2008. 12: “The Buddha turns the Dharma Wheel and reality is shown in all it’s many forms” from Village Zendo chant and dedication book. 13: “The Dharmas are boundless, I vow to master them” Number 3 of the 4 Bodhisattva Vows recited at the Village Zendo. 15: Dharma Delight Mandala. , 2014. 16: Morning Star Sight. , 2009. 17: “Buddhas” title page art. , 2014. 19: Rohatsu in the City. , 2009. 20: Study Your Self. , 2011. 21: Dogen Zenji, Moon in a Dew Drop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen, ed.
2011. 63: “Gate Guardians” title page art. , 2014. 64: Gate Protector Red. , 2014. 65: Gate Protector Green. , 2014. 66: Garuda Princess Invincible Virtue Leader. , 2012. 67: Yaksha Prince Great Mystery Holder. , 2012. 68: Faith, Doubt and Tortoise. , 2012. 71: Fudo Freedman the Temple Gate Guardian. , 2012. 73: Gone Beyond Dog King Zenji. , 2012. 74: Jataka Tales Scene. , 2010. 75: “Jataka Tales” title page art. , 2014. 77: The Patient Buffalo. , 2014. 79: The Talkative Tortoise. , 2014. 81: Three Woodchucks.
To study the self is to look at something that is changing all the time. When the idea of a solid self is forgotten, the circumstance and need create who you are. Dogen says the myriad things are actualizing you at every moment. To study the self can be a difficult task, but it is well worth doing. Looking carefully at the self can reveal the causes and conditions of so much of our collective suffering as well as our collective joy. The best way to study the self is in meditation. Lunch So it was said in the old sutra, yet vegetarianism is not required to practice the Buddha way.
Dharma Delight: A Visionary Post Pop Comic Guide to Buddhism and Zen by Rodney Alan Greenblat