Enlightenment Frog

Enlightenment Frog

Many years ago, Shunryu Suzuki, in his book “not always so” introduced us to the idea of sitting like a frog. Shunryu said of frogs sitting, “I always admire their practice. They never get sleepy. Their eyes are always open, and they do things intuitively in an appropriate way. When something to eat comes by, they go like this: Gulp! They never miss anything, they are always calm and still. I wish I could be like a frog.”

In trying to get a better grip on this notion, Frank created the 24″ x 20″ acrylic on wood painting below, projecting enlightenment attained while sitting.

Enlightenment Frog
Enlightenment attained while sitting

Since doing that painting, we’ve seen several frogs in a sitting position throughout the art world. In fact, one sits guard in front of our computer:

Enlightened Frog Ready for Winter
Ready for Winter

 

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