Sunday, October 29, 2006

What is the size of our window on the world?

No... this is not a Nazi symbol. It is the Buddhist wheel of life. It has nothing to do with Germany, the Jews... etc. I took this picture near one of the markets in Suncheon (순천), which is the city just to the North of us here in Yeosu. It is a very old symbol and very commonly used here in Korea. In the jewlery shops are sold, and it is common to see, rings, necklaces and other things with this symbol.

Where we come from no one knows about this Buddhist symbol; and here, no one knows about the Nazi symbol. Sometimes our view of the world is small, small indeed, and it is a good thing, so long as we remember the size of our window. God help us all in discovering our window frames.

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