13 6 / 2013
"What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that, and there is nothing wrong with you at all."
08 6 / 2013
"Simply by resting in not knowing, you know. It is a paradox. The more you rest in not knowing, which means never grasping with the mind, the more your direct experience is that you know. It comes in a flash.
Many lifetimes we dance right at the door of freedom. We spin pirouettes on the doormat and never quite know who we are. Just one click, one turn of that knob and you know - that’s all. It’s so easy. It is not a matter of it being difficult. It is a matter of people knowing where to go. As soon as you know where to go and you have the courage to go there, it is easy. Go to the unknown, experience the unknown, be the unknown. All true knowledge awakens within the unknown."
05 6 / 2013
Be an ascetic, detached from all people, places and objects, yet actively present in uplifting those whom you meet.
Be a hermit, locking away your true self within the innermost recesses of your heart, yet free enough to love those whom deserve it."
03 6 / 2013
"You know what drives me crazy? It’s all these people talking about how great technology is, and how it saves all this time. But, what good is saved time, if nobody uses it? If it just turns into more busy work. You never hear somebody say, ‘With the time I’ve saved by using my word processor, I’m gonna go to a Zen monastery and hang out.’ I mean, you never hear that."
01 6 / 2013
"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
23 5 / 2013
"I like it best when no one comes,
preferring fallen leaves and swirling flowers for company.
Just an old Zen monk living like he should,
a withered plum tree suddenly sprouting a hundred blossoms."
15 5 / 2013
"Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of this moment."
14 5 / 2013
"In Buddhism there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water, and when you’re tired go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh at me, but the wise will understand."