Sunday, January 17, 2010
LIFE FEEDING WOUND
The image of the wound reminds us again of fire, but also the womb of life, which like the primal egg, has to be broken open, in order that the fledgling might be liberated, and discover its own future. Creation is wounded, but there is also the belief that through these wounds, there may be a possibility to find a new type of healing.
These are various themes related to the image of the Cosmic significance of food, which I feel are common to all great religious traditions, including Indian expressions of spirituality. In the Jataka stories that were related to the teachings of the Buddha, animals play an important role in symbolizing the vital need for compassion, if creation is to survive.