presenting my newest of favorite critters, the violet snail
THIS IS A THING THAT EXISTS?!
i’m sorry what.
紅梅 Red plum blossoms (by moriyu)
Buddha compared our Buddha nature to a gold nugget in dirt, for no matter how disgusting a person’s delusions may be, the real nature of their mind remains undefiled, like pure gold. In the heart of even the cruelest and most degenerate person exists the potential for limitless love, compassion and wisdom. Unlike the seeds of our delusions, which can be destroyed, this potential is utterly indestructible, and is the pure, essential nature of every living being. Whenever we meet other people, rather than focusing on their delusions we should focus on the gold of their Buddha nature. This will not only enable us to regard them as special and unique, but also help to bring out their good qualities.Geshe Kelsang Gyatso - “Eight Steps to Happiness” (via dancingdakini)