Thursday, January 18, 2007
I get the newsletter for the Bright Dawn Institute for American Buddhism.
Their latest newsletter had an article titled "Year of the Boar" and made the observation that the Chinese calendar prefers animals like:
Boar instead of Pig
Rooster instead of Chicken
Ram instead of Sheep
Rat instead of Mouse
Ox instead of Cow
The author said that the preference seems to be "wild" over "tame".
He then went on to say that he saw an article called "Seek the Wild Buddha".
We should prefer "natural" aspects over "domesticated" ones, i.e. a more natural garden instead of an overly neat garden.