Category Archives: Sitting/samu: two wings/wheels

Selflessness: Source of Serene Satisfaction

Good morning!   I hope that we can have a new, good day, hopefully a sunny spring day. Sitting upright, breathing fully, and settling in peace and truth, make a good day, every day.   Just before arriving here, I turned on the car radio and picked up just these words, without context, “Sefishness everywhere.”   Selfishness is the source of suffering. Selflessness is the source of satisfaction. Selfishness is the source of struggles. Selflessness is the source of serenity.   That’s why we must sit, stop our karmas, see the Dharma, and settle in nirvana, unsurpassed peace, and unsurpassed awakening. This is the source of solutions.   That is why the Buddha illustrated the King Mirror, reflecting blind people touching only a part of an elephant and fighting for their partial findings, and taught us thus:   “Better than the one who would conquer thousands upon thousands in the battlefield is the one who would conquer one’s self. That is the true war conqueror.”   2/18/13  

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Clarity and Calmness to Fare and Freight

Good evening!   Now we have a beautiful garden with our work – weeding, mowing, and planting flowers this morning. Zen practice consists of sitting and samu (work: 作務, lit. doing duty). They are both wings and wheels to fly, … Continue reading

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