Female Blue bird making a nest
We have built a bird house and propped it up under the roof extension. For the last four years the same pair of blue birds have chosen it for rearing a new family. In this photo the female is taking a moment to decide if I am a threat or not - before flying up to the house. Both the male and female help in building the nest with the female putting on the final touches - just like us humans! Sometimes the birds are too optimistic and are unable to get the nesting material into the house…
The Fact of Suffering Dukkha
In this way is the world afflicted with aging & death! Knowing this indeed inescapable and unavoidable nature of the world, the enlightened don't ever grieve! You don't know from where the dying came or where they are going... Seeing neither end, you lament uselessly in empty vain, helping nobody at all!