Tag Archives: Zen

Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE

Endurance, how many ways can we celebrate thee? I’ll lead off with a saying (in Latin, for added authority): ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS Which can be translated as Life is Fleeting (Brief), but Art Endures (is Long). And nowhere is this more easily … Continue reading

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Making Room for — Everything

Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come … Continue reading

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The Moon Will Not Mind —

People have ideas about Zen. Like, Zen is silent, simple, clear, no? Sometimes, NO! Here’s a great story that made me laugh, borrowed from one of my favorite blogs, John Weeren’s About Zen: A zen monk said: “There is nothing … Continue reading

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A Paradox —

One may only get that which he is willing to let go of. The cool water of the running stream may be scooped up with open, overflowing palms. It cannot be grasped up to the mouth with clenching fists, no … Continue reading

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Meditation WHERE?

Lots of my friends and acquaintance are deeply into meditation. Depending on their years and experience and personality, they have different views about where and how to practise it. (One of my closest blogging companions is off on a preciously … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different —

Tyger, tyger, burning bright In the forests of the night — hasn’t come in aid of reminding you about William Blake’s famous “Song of Experience.” He’s come to call your attention to a post about tigers on Touch2Touch. Oh, the … Continue reading

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Moon Caught in Branches

  Or if the Zen of that phrase doesn’t appeal, try Meister Eckhart, medieval German mystic, theologian, philosopher: The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me; my eye and God’s eye are one … Continue reading

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