I considered this quote for a moment.
A ship is built to sail the seas. To live through the corrosive power of the sea water. To brave the high-winds. To be lost, sometimes.
To rejoice, when spotting the guide light from the light house.
Struggles. Risk. Fatigue.
Can the Ship avoid all this? Read More
Our ‘original mind’ includes everything within itself. It is always rich and sufficient within itself. You should not lose your self-sufficient state of mind. This doesn’t mean a closed mind, but actually an empty mind and a ready mind.
If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
– Shunryu Suzuki
Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great,
The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
The whole moon and the entire sky
Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
– Master Dogen
Once it happened that a layman was following Buddha on his footsteps. To the layman, the foot steps of the Buddha looked unusual. They were not looking like those of ordinary human beings. There were special marks in the foot prints. He got curious and wanted to find out who this person really was.
Knowing this Buddha sat under a tree and waited for the layman to join him. Read More