The Buddha Garden


The Buddha Garden


5 x 7 inch greetings card

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The Buddha Garden is a meditative painting which incorporates a copy of the Reiki Prayer written in Japanese in Mikao Usui's own hand. 
The Butterfly, symbol of transformation appears, flitting through the painting. It also represents the fleeting thoughts that we experience when we try to calm the mind in meditation. These thoughts never entirely go away leaving us to experience the pure bliss of silence; the moment when we feel totally at one with the universe. So it is represented here as part of the composition, moving in and out of form, taking its rightful place in the painting. It is here to remind us that we cannot stop ourselves from being human and that our minds will wander. But its symbolic meaning of transformation gives us a glimpse of the possibility of transcendence to a higher plane. 

"Just for today, do not be angry
Do not be worried and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people" 
Every morning and evening sit in the Gasho (prayer) position, 
Pray these words to your heart
And chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki treatment for the improvement of body and mind"