East, Blue Wisdom
Blue—Making Workable Contact with Our Life
This Wisdom is associated with the color blue, the season of winter, the direction of East, and the element of water. The Buddha that represents all these in human-like form is known as Akshobya, a title that means Indestructible. Akshobya is sitting in lotus posture and touching Earth with his right hand. The wisdom he is portraying is called Mirror- Like Wisdom, suggesting that in the long run, the world we see is the world we make. When we practice, we see things more clearly. The world opens up for us and reflects itself.
The central issue this wisdom expresses is how we make friends with our world and our actual life, just as it is, and then expanding to help self and others. You can read about how we sometimes seem to get stuck in this energy on page 143 and 147 of my book, Getting Back to Wholeness, and some ways to work with it on pages 156-159.
~ Notes from Dekyong Lhamo for Vajra presentation with Jim Sacamano Monday, May 19,2020
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