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#2395 - Friday, February 17, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee
is not something you achieve. It is the absence of
posted by Ben Hassine
"What we call
`I' is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale
and when we exhale."
From the book, "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind," published by Weatherhill
posted to Daily Dharma
Do understand that you are
enlightenment. Co-operate with your destiny,
don't go against it, don't thwart it. Allow it to
fulfill itself. All you have to do is to give
attention to the obstacles created by the
- Nisargadatta Maharaj
posted to Along the Way
photo by Sam Pasiencier
Love for Certain
Traveling is as refreshing for some
as staying at home is for others.
Solitude in a mountain place
fills with companionship for this one,
and dead-weariness for that one.
This person loves being in charge
of the workings of a community.
This one loves the ways that heated iron
can be shaped with a hammer.
Each has been given a strong desire
for certain work. A love for those motions,
and all motion is love.
The way sticks and pieces of dead grass
and leaves shift about in the wind
and with the direction of rain and
puddle-water on the ground,
those motions are all a following
of the love they've been given.
(Mathnawi III, 1616-1619)
Rumi: One-Handed Basket Weaving
Trans. Coleman Barks
posted by Gill Eardley to Allspirit
in the shadow
never far always near
round and round
ritual and holding views
always near never far
round and round
(Thanks, a reader's submission!)
To Zen, time and eternity are one.
-- D.T. Suzuki
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