Re: [Meditation Society of America] Universal Mind - Michael
- Dear Tony,
I would like torecommend to you the book "Zen Wisdom" by Timothy Freke.
The book consists of 365 zen thoughts - one for each day of the year. The book also has the famous zen parable of the ten bulls.
Here are some passages from the book.
Student: "What is Zen?"
Nan-ch'uan: "Ordinary mind is very Zen."
Student: "Should we try to get it?"
Nan-ch'uan: "As soon as you try, you miss it"
We are like someone immersed in water,
who complains of nothing to drink.
Don't meditate so that one day you will become enlightened. Meditate to make your life richer right now. Meditate when you sit and walk, when you embrace your mother or care for your child. Meditate to bring joy into your existance.
For me, zen is a pile of dog shit. Whether or not I step into it makes no difference.
loveya - michael
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 4:14 AM
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Universal Mind - Michael
This has given something to think about; in particular that one
should understand one's own mind as the universal mind. This seems
very profound. I wonder if you could go a little deeper here.
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