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Nanzoin temple | Sasaguri, Japan 2016

You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers — Gautama Buddha

As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world — Gautama Buddha

As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower, or its color or fragrance, so let the sage dwell on earth — Gautama Buddha

Love is beauty and beauty is truth, and that is why in the beauty of a flower we can see the truth of the universe — Gautama Buddha

Earth is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the Earth will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden — Gaukopjes Buddha

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