Untitled, Buddha, Mihintale, Sri Lanka, Rena Bass Forman

An exhibition of Rena Bass Forman’s Sri Lanka photographs will be at the
Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York City from Nov. 29 through Jan. 26, 2008.

Comprehending the property of form,
not taking a stance in the formless,

those released in cessation

are people who’ve left death behind.

Having touched with his body
the deathless
property free
from acquisitions,
having realized the relinquishing
of acquisitions,
fermentation-free,
the Rightly
Self-awakened One
teaches the state
with no sorrow,
no dust.

—Itivuttaka 51

Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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