The morning glory also… Continue reading Morning Glory
Awareness itself allows us to stand at the river’s edge without getting sucked into the current. We are liberated from the tyranny of the monkey-mind. Thoughts are still there. They may be quiet or turbulent, focused or wild and scattered. But we have stopped identifying with them. We have become the awareness, not the thoughts. ~ Mingyur Rinpoche Continue reading Awareness
The lights are going out in the doll shops – spring rain. – Buson Continue reading Spring Rain
I watch people in the world Throw away their lives lusting after things, Never able to satisfy their desires, Falling into deeper despair And torturing themselves. Even if they get what they want How long will they be able to enjoy it? For one heavenly pleasure They suffer ten torments of hell, Binding themselves more firmly to the grindstone. Such people are like monkeys Frantically … Continue reading I Watch People in the World
Summer grasses:all that remains of great soldiers’imperial dreams Basho Continue reading Summer Grasses
The point in life is to know what’s enough… Gensei Continue reading What is the Point in Life?
To escape from the world means that one’s mind is not concerned with the opinions of the world. Dōgen Continue reading Escape