Miraculous Tiger – Barbara Berry
Original Painting – Oil on wood with crochet blanket
“The second stage of meekness is the expression of unconditional confidence. The analogy for meekness is a tiger in its prime, who moves slowly but heedfully through the jungle. In this case, the tiger is not searching for prey. He is not stalking in the jungle, hoping to pounce on other animals. Rather, the image of the tiger expresses a combination of self-satisfaction and modesty. The tiger walks slowly through the jungle with mindfulness. But because the tiger likes his body and his bounciness and sense of rhythm, he is relaxed. From the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, there are no problems. His movements are like waves; he swims through the jungle. So his watchfulness is accompanied by relaxation and confidence. This is the analogy for the warrior’s confidence. For the warrior of meek, confidence is a natural state of awareness and mindfulness in the way he conducts his affairs.”
~ ‘Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior’, Chögyam Trungpa
Size: 68” x 100” x 3.5” (172.72 x 254 x 8.89 cm), unframed.
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