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
Sunday, March 11, 2012
I spent a few days this past week sitting Zazen and receiving the Eucharist before the icon you see there in the picture.
I made an attempt to sit for longer periods of time.
How successful was I?
Who is picking and choosing?
I spent a few days sitting Zazen and receiving the Eucharist before the icon you see there in the picture.
Was it a meaningful time?
We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot -- "Little Gidding" (the last of his Four Quartets)