Cairns have been around since humans first walked the earth. They range from simple piles of stones to elaborate monoliths. They were first created as a way to tell those that followed that the path you are on is safe, that others have walked this way before, to carry on and continue your journey.
The Simple Truth Project chose the meditative cairn as our logo for the same reason. We are not a traditional Buddhist school. We are a collective of people who are on a similar journey. We are bound in kinship as a Sangha that is bound by our paths, to support, to share and to discover which thread that binds us is the right one to follow.
The meditative cairn we created is our way to give you comfort, just as they do across the world, from mountains and highlands, to deserted beaches and inland waterways.
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The more you become aware of the cairns that are all around you, the more you will see them throughout your day. You will see that some were made by your ancestors and predate your birth, others were made during your lifetime to mark the path before you.
Some edifices are in the shape of buildings or people. Ours is in the shape of a Buddha sitting in meditation. Ours shows both the way, and the method. We hope this will remind you that you are not alone on your journey, that someone else has asked the same questions and has sought the same answers.
Our cairn is why we give students symbolic stones when they complete a step in their personal journey. So that in time you can build your own cairn and show others that the journey they are on is a good one and to stay on their path wherever it may lead.
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