Five Dogs In

On a somewhat friendlier note (than Suicidal manikins…)

A Bodhisattva is an awakened being who chooses to return to this suffering world again and again, until all of the numberless sentient beings have awakened. This can take many forms, from reincarnation in the Hell Realm (as Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion, attempted causing his head to explode into a thousand pieces) to great teachers in this human realm, to the sweetness of a truly good dog.

 

 

black dog, brown eyes

action jackson, yes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Dogs In

each of my dogs has taught me

how to be better to the next

 

five dogs in – finally gentled

 

 

 

sleeping dog, early morning

abby, early morning 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes

sometimes

 

in the evening after the heat

has broken and the dishes are done

the air in the house goes silver –

late day light filtering in

my dog and I like to sit in that light

and listen to the world as it cools

 

sometimes

 

he looks up and catches me

watching him sleep

 

sometimes

 

we hold each other’s stare

as if either of us looking away

just might shatter

 

everything

 

 

©jafink/oldbones.newsnow.com

One thought on “Five Dogs In

  1. Why can’t humans find the same level of joy our dogs get from a good stick and wind in their face after a pond soak?

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    From: “old bones, new snow” <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: “old bones, new snow” <comment+_6uinvtx8yv-9hy_f4dfy7@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 3:50 PM To: Chris Roon <chris@roononline.com> Subject: [New post] Five Dogs In

    bonesnsnow posted: “On a somewhat friendlier note (than Suicidal manikins…) A Bodhisattva is an awakened being who chooses to return to this suffering world again and again, until all of the numberless sentient beings have awakened. This can take many forms, from reinca”

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