Art Postcards & Wisdom Quotes for Dad's Urn

Masolino da Panicale (1383-1432), The Archangel Gabriel,
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Edgar Degas (1834-1917), Ballet Dancers,
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

Fragonard (1732-1806), A Young Girl Reading,
National Gallery of Art, Washington

If you can renovate yourself one day,
and do so from day to day,
then every day you will be afresh.

— Confucius (551-479 B.C.)
     The Great Learning, II.1

When one has heard the Tao in the morning,
one may die peacefully in the evening.

— Confucius (551-479 B.C.)
     Confucian Analects, IV.8

Sincerity is the foundation of the sage.

— Chou Tun-Yi (1017-1073)
     Penetrating the Book of Changes, Ch. 1

Perfect wisdom has no tree.
The bright mirror has no stand.
Buddha-nature is pure & clear.
Where can any dust gather?

— Hui-Neng (638-713)
     Platform Sutra of the Sixth Zen Patriarch

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