Peacocks

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The Peacock symbolizes Regeneration
Peacocks are said to have the ability of eating poisonous plants without being affected by them.
Because of that, they are synonymous with the great bodhisattvas.
A bodhisattva is able to take delusions as the path
toward liberation and transform the poisonous mind
of ignorance, desire and hatred [moha, raga, dvesa]
into the thought of enlightenment or bodhicitta,
which opens colorfully like the peacocks’ tail.



The Wheel Of Sharp Weapons
Quote from “The wheel of Sharp Weapons”, written by Dharmaraksita, who passed it to his main disciple Dipankara Sri Jnana [Atisa, 982-1054].
“In jungles of poisonous plants strut the peacocks,
Through medicine gardens of beauty lie near.
The masses of peacocks do not find gardens pleasant,
But thrive on the essence of poisonous plants,
In similar fashion the brave bodhisattvas
Remain in the jungle of worlds concern.
No matter how joyful this world pleasure garden,
These brave ones are never attracted to pleasures,
But thrive in the jungle of suffering and pain.”

The Peacock symbolizes Regeneration

Much like the Phoenix.

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About Beema Noel

One navigates life's journey with the compass given. With blessings our instrument is true. Never Forget Remember the One The Way of Love Our Life, Our All This I believe is the journey we share so let us gladly walk together. As a child guided by my heart~ calling to mountains & sky, As a teen my heart called for freedom, As a young man; Blessed by the mystic yogi, One who may lead those seeking to make their way, by the rainbow light of the ever new Aeon.
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