Monday, March 15, 2010
All Things Come
Zen practice is a matter of patience. To quote the proverb: "All things come to those who wait." There are the similar lines at the close of John Milton sonnet on his blindness, "They also serve who only stand and wait." Similar, but there is a fundamental difference, highlighted with the directionality of "come to" and "serve." As Dōgen Zenji said, "That the self advances and confirms the myriad things is delusion. That the myriad things advance and confirm the self is true realization.