I would like to offer You this picture I have drawn. This has popped up in my mind after I have reflected on the following quote from the Lam Rim Chen Mo during one day (at work, while travelling, eating, etc.):
“This is the world,” “This also is the world,” “Everything is suffering,” and ”I want nothing to do with it.”
It was You from whom I have learned about the Lam Rim. It was because of You that I acquired it, read it, contemplated it, read it again and again. Although I do not have a Spiritual Guide yet, I wish one day I will have one. Although I have never met You in person Your teachings reached me and benefited me. This realization stems from You. Therefore I would like to offer it to You.
A short commentary I would compile for the picture would start with the following from the Lam Rim:
“Alas, the worldly have eyes yet are blind;
Although you see the obvious,
You do not think about it at all.”
Then I would say:
We do not think about it at all.
We are naïve like the drawing of a child.
Everything is impermanent.
Renounce this world, it is suffering.
I wish others would benefit more from Your teachings than I could.
I promise I will strive harder.