An astonishing site – the Buddha Museum in Traben Trarbach on the banks of the river Mosel with a permanent exhibition of thousands of priceless Buddha statues on a space of over 4000 square metres. Nearby the Parkschlösschen Bad Wildstein advertises itself as the no. 1 Ayurvedic treatment centre in Germany.
What then is happiness and what is suffering? Since nothing is ever lost in this world, you might as well be prepared to find both.
The Buddha says: “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”
This blog is dedicated to Paul Cilliers, philosopher, musician, culinary companion, dear friend – missed by many.
(Paul died Sunday 31st July, the day we left for Europe.)
Walter & Colleen
Thursday 18 August 2011