Saturday, June 28, 2014

Buddha's lotus is born in boiling water
                                                  - Han Shan

Friday, June 27, 2014

 "Reality is not somewhere outside. How can you find it, if you turn away from yourself?..." 

- Ming KĂșang (Heart Sutra Commentary)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Heaven is eternal. The earth endures.

The reason for heaven's eternity and earth's endurance
is that they do not live for themselves only
and therefore may live forever.

The sage steps back but remains in front,
the outsider always within.

Self is realized through selflessness.

- Lao Tzu

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What does it matter, the new year, the old year?
I stretch out my legs and all alone have a quiet sleep.
Don't tell me I am not taking my instructions.
Here and there the nightingale is singing; the highest Zen.

- Bankei Yotaku (1622-1693)

Monday, June 23, 2014

The most important thing is to find out
what is the most important thing.

Shunryu Suzuki

Friday, June 20, 2014

"I like to wash,
the dust of this world
In the droplets of dew."

- Basho

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"This world of dew
is just a world of dew,
and yet..."

- Kobayashi Issa