Monday, May 10, 2010
Brownie points if you get that reference...I know Fireblossom will!
After more than six years of debating what to get for a third (and probably final) tattoo, I got this one. I'd show you a real picture but the inside of my ankle is all wrapped up right now.
My two other tattoos are also easily covered. Which is funny, because unknowing people have made comments like, "I can't understand why people get tattoos, can you?"
While I was there the tattoo artist also touched up the star for free. It's the second time that stubborn little star has had to be filled in again.
The new one is in Tibetan characters, which I liked because my Apache ancestors were traced to Tibet.
Compassion (snying rje): the wish to free all beings from suffering and the causes of suffering (negatives actions and ignorance). It is complementary with altruistic love (the wish that all beings may find happiness and the causes of happiness), with sympathetic joy (which rejoices of others qualities) and with equanimity which extends the three former attitudes to all beings, whether friends, strangers or enemies.
A good reminder, anyhow.