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#2395 - Friday, February 17, 2006 - Editor: Gloria Lee  

"Enlightenment is not something you achieve. It is the absence of something."

--Joko Beck
posted by Ben Hassine

"What we call `I' is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale
and when we exhale."
--Shunryu Suzuki

From the book, "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind," published by Weatherhill

posted to Daily Dharma  

    Do understand that you are destined for
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
foolish mind.

                          - Nisargadatta Maharaj

posted to Along the Way

photo by Sam Pasiencier    

Love for Certain Work

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

of life


Between fear

and fancy

never far always near

forever going

round and round



ritual and holding views

always near never far

forever going

round and round




The wayfarer

cherishing nothing

crosses over

in this




--Bob Knab


(Thanks, a reader's submission!)



To Zen, time and eternity are one.

-- D.T.  Suzuki

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