One of my favorite Ryokan poems: To find the dharma Drift east and west, Come and go, Entrusting yourself to the waves. Entrustment — to put into the care of and … Continue reading Entrusting yourself to the Waves.
You cannot describe it or draw it You cannot praise it enough or perceive it. No place can be found in which To put the Original Face; It will not … Continue reading The Original Face
We often see our lives as full of impediments or hindrances. When we look at our life in a linear way and with a progression of development, what we most … Continue reading Be a white ox in the open field.
Quotes from Suzuki Roshi, Zen Mind, Beginners Mind, page 27 “To live in the realm of Buddha nature means to die as a small being, moment after moment” This quote … Continue reading Losing our balance in a background of perfect harmony
“What do we trust in?” is a pinnacle spiritual question. In order to surrender, or let go of control by our so-called mind and “I”, we have to trust in … Continue reading What do we trust in?
In practice, we are always dealing with the tone and depth of our awareness. First, of course, is the question: are we aware of what’s going on at all? In … Continue reading Right Effort and Letting Go