Triple Gem - 2014
Triple Gem, 2014 August, Auckland, New Zealand
The triple gem refers to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha: the three pillars of the buddhist path. When we take refuge in the three jewels we let go of our old values and step outside our comfort zone to begin to deconstruct the paradox of how we exist as a mass of tangled emotions, while at the same time we are the Buddha. Ultimately there is only one jewel, which we will eventually have to discard, just as we abandon the boat we have taken once we reach the other shore. Letting go of the path will be the hardest and most interesting part of our journey.