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"The most important thing is to find
out what is the most important thing."
This music is "Feeling the River
Flow" by Dean Evenson. Principal
photography with wisdom quotes courtesy of Bob O'Hearn, from his website:
"Saints and ordinary folks are the same
from the start. Inquiring about a
difference is like asking to borrow string when you've got a good strong rope.
Every Dharma is known in the heart."
"When we practice zazen [meditation],
all that exists is the movement of the
breathing, but we are aware of this movement. You should not be
absent-minded. But to be aware of the movement does not mean to be aware
of your small self, but rather of your universal nature, or Buddha nature. This
kind of awareness is very important, because we are usually so one-sided.
Our usual understanding of life is dualistic: you and I, this and that, good and
bad. But actually these discriminations are themselves the awareness of the
universal existence. "You" means to be aware of the universe in the form of
you, and "I" means to be aware of it in the form of I. You and I are just
"Even when the light begins to dawn in
zazen, we don't get attached to that
either. If you start to see what the world is really made up of, if it comes apart
in tiny glowing, luminous pieces for you, don't be attached to that either. It's
important to just keep walking. It doesn't matter where you're at in the
way--if you're at the beginning or far along-- the instructions are the same:
Keep walking with an open heart while the wonder comes over you."
Some nondual wisdom of the ages w/ the
Bhairavi Bhajan, performed by
Pandit Ramesh Misra. Principal photography with wisdom quotes courtesy of
Bob O'Hearn, from his website: http://www.pbase.com/1heart/words
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