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Tuesday, February 25

discover the sacred in the humble and ordinary

Zen mind is not Zen mind. 
That is, if you are attached to Zen mind, then you have a problem, and your way is very narrow.
Throwing away Zen mind is correct Zen mind.
Only keep the question,
"What is the best way of helping other people?"
- Seung Sahn

"Zen is about standing back, letting go - and getting in touch with the peace and wisdom that lies within us all.  It's about the discovery of the sacred in the midst of the humble and ordinary. About not getting caught up in the rat-race and the endless search for material possessions.

With its emphasis on looking within, enjoying the moment, detachment and compassion, Zen offers a refreshingly different slant to life. To experience Zen is a bit like looking through the other end of the telescope.

Meditation, as practiced by Buddha, and brought to Japan by the twelfth-century monk Dogen, is at the heart of Zen." - M. Pinkney