Stop searching for phrases and chasing after words.
Take the backward step and turn the light inward.
Your body-mind of itself will drop
off and your original face will appear.
If you want to attain just this,
immediately practice just this.
- Dogen (1200-1253)
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
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I have a friend who brings me poetry to be read out loud.
This friend thinks that it is wasting my time.
The friend asks,"How many people do you think sit around like this wasting time?"