Saturday, June 11, 2011


Now, the bhikkhu who regards the robe as a bandage, the bowl as a medicine-container, and alms-food as medicine in the bowl, through clear comprehension of non-delusion should be taken as a person endowed with the highest clear comprehension.

-the Way of Mindfulness

Visiting a temple in Thailand, you will make a donation of about 20 baht and receive a small kit containing a yellow candle, three sticks of reddish-pink incense, and a small square of gold leaf inside a folded piece of newsprint.

My friend told me I should rub the gold leaf onto the Buddha corresponding to a place on my body the needed healing. She then said that if I weren't sick anywhere, then it didn't really matter where I put it.

I rubbed mine on the Buddha's head!


  1. That's a lot of rubbings on the Buddha's belly... :-)
    Love the quote btw!

  2. one person was smart and put it on the lips!