This one seems to say that if there is vigorous enthusiasm then you will get nearer to illumination. The fire is to represent vigorous enthusiasm and the people (and dog) around the fire are illuminated by it.
I drew a picture of mount Fuji to represent the feeling when you see something beautiful and it takes your breathe away and you disappear for a moment and only the beautiful view exists – maybe that’s touching the edge of merging with nature.
drsta = seen anushravita = heard visaya = objects vitrshnasya = who has control over desires vasikara = mastery samjna = consciousness vairagyam = aligning with what is
I feel that this isn’t just about asceticism and renouncing things we want, and could also be something we naturally grow into or already are without realising it. Similar to the unconditional love that a parent has for a child that is just giving, doesn’t need anything in return and just flows out without any effort.
abhyasa = practice, repetition vairagya = aligning with what is abhyam = together tan = they nirodah = supress, restrain
This could be interpreted in so many ways.
I quite like the idea that it means take repeated action towards what you think you want, but without attachment to the result of the action. While trusting that even if it doesn’t work out the way you hoped, it somehow brought you closer to what you ultimately want.
I made these with my son Dan in lockdown and some of them are still alive and healthy!
To make some terrariums you will need:
Glass jars with lids
sand and/or gravel (optional)
pebbles, twigs, etc for decoration
water spray bottle (or just water)
Put in the sand or gravel first if you them, then the earth, then moss and decorate with pebbles and twigs if you like. Spray or sprinkle some water over the moss and put the lid on the jar. Put the terrariums somewhere you can enjoy them!
To care for the terrarium, occasionally open the jar and add fresh water if needed.