Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Reflecting on Buddhism

Bangkok taxi drivers are creative in the way they display their collections and images in their cabs. One of my favorite things cabbies do here is to lie a picture down on the top of the dashboard to create a reflection in the windshield. It's interesting to watch the transparent image change according to the light outside and in relation to what's on the other side of the glass. A reflected image of Buddha against a blue sky is especially serene. When I see the reflections of Buddha or monks superimposed on various backgrounds while riding in a taxi, I'm reminded of the Buddhist expression, "Buddha is everywhere".