On works of Hao Lei and wei bing



Hao Lei and Wei Bing


I Think, I Walk

Hao Lei

I had always been searching for something in this overwhelming world. I had desires outside of human relationships, as if countless cycles of karma and samsara were repeating in my life, chaotically passing dozens of times. With each pass, we lose more of our essential and true selves. The Buddha said, "If you look inside yourself, you will see the Buddha." Our distance from the Buddha is the distance between us and our inner selves, but Buddha is in our hearts, never leaving. All living things are Buddha, and there is a Bodhisattva deep inside all of us. At the end of dharma, we only have eyes for the world, and we forget the minds that we use to perceive it.  It is sad that you never find anything you look for outside of yourself. All of the pain of anxiety, loss, and grief comes from unfulfilled desire, accumulated resentment, and lost love. I wanted to close my eyes and follow my pure, free, and empty heart. I wanted to walk through this world with simply a name and a body. Thus, I hear, I see, I think, and I walk.  


I See Sight

Wei Bing

On a journey without a set purpose, we fulfilled a long-held wish. In the place of the Buddhist classics, we met ourselves and perceived Buddha. In very hot weather, with a burning camera, we walked along that road. We talked a bit, but we didn't know how it would look, and we certainly didn't always agree. It was an intuition, which I can neither describe nor understand. Why did we want to take those pictures?  I suppose we were moved by those who were moved. Why were we moved? Perhaps it was a brush with samsara. How did we get there? Buddha know and does not know. It is difficult to define, because karma has no nature. It's like staring into the waters of the River Ganges; thus, I see sight.