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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Divine/Intimacy







James Finley says, "Meditation is a contemplative practice that is particularly stark, simple and direct in its capacity to awaken, deepen and sustain the contemplative experience of the divinity of the present moment."
from the Contemplative Heart 

From a Buddhist perspective I see him pointing to "intimacy". I have long said and I have said it here before, I am sure, that an any experience of the divine is not different from any experience of intimacy, truly being present to this moment, this thing, this person. 


And Zazen is "stark, simple and direct in its capacity to awaken, deepen and sustain the contemplative experience of [intimacy] of the present moment".


Fingers pointing to "A" moon.


Bows,


Alan

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