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Flower Bouquet Meditations?

I have a beautiful bouquet of flowers slowly withering on my dining room table. I was observing how even in its transforming withered state it is still very beautiful to behold. I thought about how this might apply to other things I may not yet be ready to let go or let transform and wondered if there are any meditations or guidance in facilitating the letting go and allowance of transformation in a similar fashion?

BunksShoshin1Jeroen

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  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    what you are doing @FleaMarket Is contemplation

    There are many ways to contemplate in vajrayana. For example practitioners may have an image for inspiration or may look for a conceivable manifestation of impermanence to develop understanding … such as the stages of a bouquets brief existence.

    Here is the sand mandala, made and destroyed.

    FleaMarket
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    I used to have a habit of only very seldom buying new flowers, and I would let the old flowers stand on the mantelpiece and wither. My mother used to call it my ‘dried flower display’. But I don’t know if it is such a bad thing, after all buying flowers also strains the agricultural system and it costs money.

    Bunks
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