Friday, 27 April 2018

How many times
Have I changed my
Firmly determined mind!
Mind, mind,
How unreliable! 

- Japanese Folk Zen saying

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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Instead of hating the people you think are war-makers, hate the appetites and disorder in your own soul, which are the causes of war. If you love peace, then hate injustice, hate tyranny, hate greed - but hate these things in yourself, not in another.

Thomas Merton

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How shall we seek real knowledge?
By renouncing knowledge.
How shall we seek salvation?
By renouncing our own salvation.
How shall we seek Existence?
By renouncing our existence.

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Friday, 16 March 2018

From true emptiness  the wondrous being appears.

Shunryu Suzuki

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Subhuti asked: "How can the practitioner who wishes to help all beings find enlightenment awaken to the complete and perfect wisdom?" 
The Buddha said: "This most subtle awakening comes about through moment-to-moment attentiveness. By way of attentiveness, there is attunement to the ways in which things manifest, such as form and consciousness. The practitioner awakens to perfect wisdom by becoming blissfully free from obsessions with habits, names, sense experiences, personal feelings, and with dread of dying and all the despair that goes with it. 

Prajnaparamita Sutra

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A divine dance appears in the soul and the body at the time of peace and union.
 Anyone can learn the dance, just listen to the music.


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