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A Buddhist Garden Which Gives Food to Creation

 A Buddhist Garden Which Gives Food to Creation

Seeing the panoply of nature in your garden is one life's great joys and attracting birds to your garden through putting out food, providing water or homes such as garden bird baths, garden bird feeders or garden bird tables will add to your joy and enjoyment of your garden.
Many urban gardens now are also homes to squirrels, cats, foxes and other creatures and whilst occasionally they may be problems to the perfectionist gardener but we should try and accommodate them within the garden's central focus on peaceful harmony.
Maybe consider having garden rules that respect all living creatures and this can be supported by only using garden products that work in harmony with nature and avoiding garden pesticides and inorganic garden slug pellets are examples of a good approach. Using these unnatural products in the garden can kill birds and even potentially poison visiting cats and other creatures and disrupt the harmony of the garden’s nature which finds a way to keep these essential forces on nature in balance if treated with intelligence and respect. For instance broken egg shells can be placed around garden plants to prevent slugs eating them and the garden pond can be a home to frogs that will help to keep the balance of nature in check and their natural cycle of frog spawn,tadpoles and ultimately frogs give us a sense of mystery and beauty of the universe. The garden becomes a microcosm of the natural beauty of our planet and our wonderment at our garden's creation can become our personal enlightenment.

Three Buddha statues alcoved in a garden 
 

“Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.” Buddha

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