There I was, hunched over office desk,
Mind an unruffled pool.
A thunderbolt! My
Shot wide, revealing - my ordinary
- Layman Seiken, 11th
Zen Poems of China
, 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
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
posted to Allspirit Inspiration
through this world is the same,
so I won't
Here on the planes of Nasu,
I place my trust in the dew."
"Settling, white dew
does not discriminate,
each drop its
From the book "The Poetry of Zen," published by
to Daily Dharma by Bill Kelley
There is a lake so tiny
that a mustard seed would cover it
yet everyone drinks from this lake.
Deer, jackals, rhinoceroses, and sea
keep falling into it, falling and dissolving
almost before they
have time to be
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
If I hold you with my eyes, you'll grow old
So I hold you where we both mix with the
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Version by Coleman Barks
"Say I Am You"
posted to Along The