Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Zen Math


Realizing minus Actualizing = No Bowing Monk

I'm still thinking about Tarrant's words which struck me yesterday.

"The woman's discovery was about her own nearness to things."

Her discovery was her "realization". My discovery of her discovery was my realization.

 Now the question is how do I actualize this fanning monk in my face?

Gassho,
Alan

2 comments:

Annotated Margins said...

Yes... just as you mentioned in a previous entry about Dosho Post—nothing being apart from the flow of life and death—realization brings about enumeration, and then suddenly all parts are one again (realization realized). Okay... got that... that’s cool... now what?! As you have said, “just this.” So I guess, for me, the math is:

realization (enumeration + realization) = response.

And then go back and verify my work... okay... got that... that’s cool... now what!?

: 0 )

Monk in the world said...

I'm not a teacher but as a student I would say, whatever arises in the very next moment which is now in this moment which is now in this moment which is now...

Alan