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#3327 - Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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There I was, hunched over office desk,
Mind an unruffled pool.

A thunderbolt!  My middle eye
Shot wide, revealing - my ordinary self.

             -    Layman Seiken, 11th Century
Zen Poems of China and Japan,  1973, p. 14
                  Translated by Lucien Stryk, Takashi Ikemoto and Taigan Takayama   posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle  

  Not to find the Energy of the Spirit but the Spirit itself is the ultimate goal. Not its powers or effects or qualities or attributes but the actuality of pure being. The aspirant is not to stop short with any of these but to push on.

— Notebooks of Paul Brunton

posted to Wisdom-l by Mark Scorelle



From 'Awakening To The Sacred'
by Lama Surya Das

When I was young, and even more foolish than I am today, I believed
that one had to travel far and wide in order to seek truth, divine
reality, or whatever you call it. I believed that truth would most
likely be found in the world's so-called sacred places. Yet the fact
is that truth is everywhere; it knows no religious, cultural,
temporal, or ethnic bounds. Truth is the perfect circle. Its center is
everywhere; its circumference stretches into infinite space. The land
on which we stand is sacred, no matter where we stand.

The Tao Te Ching says:
Without going out of my door I can know all things on earth. Without
looking out of my window I can know the ways of heaven.

gill posted to Allspirit Inspiration


Photo by Tom McFerran  

"Everyone's journey
through this world is the same,
so I won't complain.
Here on the planes of Nasu,
I place my trust in the dew."
~ Sogi

"Settling, white dew
does not discriminate,
each drop its home."

From the book "The Poetry of Zen," published by Shambhala
posted to Daily Dharma by Bill Kelley  

There is a lake so tiny
that a mustard seed would cover it
easily, yet everyone drinks from this lake.

Deer, jackals, rhinoceroses, and sea elephants
keep falling into it, falling and dissolving
almost before they have time to be born.

               - Lalla
                        14th Century North Indian mystic
From "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks posted to Along The Way  

If I hold you with my emotions, you'll become
a wished-for companion. 

If I hold you with my eyes, you'll grow old
and die. 

So I hold you where we both mix with the infinite.

         - Rumi
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Version by Coleman Barks
"Say I Am You"
posted to Along The Way

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