Friday, July 3, 2009

Wandering

Shaku Sōen said, "Zazen is not a difficult task. It is a way to lead you to your long lost home." Where is your home? Lost on dark paths of ignorance you wander through the six worlds; from dark path to dark path you wander, when shall you be freed from birth and death? When indeed!

6 comments:

  1. Dear Aitken Roshi,

    Thank you for these encouraging words.

    Gassho,
    Ted

    PS I hope this post was not inspired by replies to your previous post... Ha!

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  2. Thank you!

    When you realize you never left your home in the first place. Your always there. There is no path no place to go seeking. Your imperfect house. perfectly indeed of upkeep. Realizing you have nothing else to do, place to be condition you could be in*.

    *all while being ensuring you did all you can to improve what you can.

    Gassho

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  3. How could it be other? ;-)

    Best wishes,

    O.B.

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  4. I just wanted to comment that I like what Shohei said above. Thank you Shohei.

    Arrived thusly,

    O.B. Ray

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  5. When indeed! Is this not the point? This When is an interesting character resulting in the confusion of time...past into future...which doesn't exist at all. We fall into Time wanderings! But look at what time it really is, and your wanderings are resolved!

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