Dealing with obstacles, by Marcelle Hanselaar By Buddhism Now on 9 December 2009 • ( 23 ) Dealing with obstacles 1 of 4 Dealing with obstacles 2 of 4 Dealing with obstacles 3 of 4 Dealing with obstacles 4 of 4 :-) Many thanks to Marcelle Hanselaar Share:TweetPocketShare on TumblrMoredeliciousBuzzWhatsAppTelegramEmailPrint friendlyPrintLike this:Like Loading...‹ Chant the Wind, by Kusan SunimBuddha found his own way to freedom, by Diana St Ruth ›Categories: Art, CartoonsTags: Buddhist art, Buddhist Cartoons, Marcelle Hanselaar
Enso is perceived as non-perfect, thus an obstacle. This creates the division of me/not-me and makes one struggle, by force or devotion. Acceptance and understanding brings back peace and unity. Thank you for lovely post, may it benefit many _/\_
Wow. Pictures speak 1000 words…I love this Buddhist wisdom.
These images have made me so happy. I am going to put them where I can be reminded daily that life’s perceived obstacles are just that ‘perceived’ and we make them real with our resistance. Thank you so much for this beautiful insight. Metta
I absolutely LOVE this. The smile in 4 of 4 warms my heart.
I just love the various ways of how we can deal with obstacles. :-)
That is true Sara. The obstacle has disappeared in #4. Do you not see it? There is a rock. There is a monk. But there is no obstacle.
i thought the end would be the obstacle disappearing, since obstacles just appear and disappear like everything else in the mind
I love this!
Ha! That’s very Buddhist. Thanks again.
I see in panel one that our monk has identified an obstacle and wishes to get confirmation and support that it is an obstacle. In panel two he desires to have the obstacle submit to his will, in three he submits to the obstacle. In four monk is monk, rock is rock.
Oh what a good boy am I.
@ Buddhism now: maybe coming back to the market place with empty hands?
Although, I understood very well what the last caricature had to say, making peace with the situations in our lives and just “let it be”. But, what does the 1st and 2nd picture say that is different. Sorry I thought they mean the same. I may be wrong, please enlighten me. Much Thanks.
You have to work that out for yourself Pallavi. :-)
Is not just flowing with obstacles is also doing something creative about it
i was working in my garden in the sun when i came across this blog, it was so sunny that i could not see clearly so i decided i had to go into the dark room in order to see clearly…..then it came to me, to some extent is that not what life is all about, embracing the dark times in order to see the full picture……
Got the message! hehe =)
Simplistic, yet insightful….
Marcelle thank you for the perfect pictures
Humorous, with excellent poignancy.
Beautiful economy of line, as well.