Words of Wisdom

 Be Fluid. The art of Life, lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.

  Path to  perfection: A long time student told the master that he felt he was close to becoming enlightened. “Have you been practicing a long time?” asked the master. “Yes, master“ replied the student. “Have you been diligent in your work?” inquired the master. “Oh yes, master. Very much so“said the student. “One final question […]

 If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon  in a perfectly useless manner:  You have learned how to live!

  The Zen Mind: A renowned Zen master said that his greatest teaching was this: “Buddha is your own mind”. So impressed by how profound this idea was, one monk decided to leave the monastery and retreat into the wilderness to meditate on this insight. There he spent 20 years as a hermit probing the […]

 The Teacher: A new student had come to a temple and been rude, arrogant, and disruptive. After a week, he told the master that he was leaving. “You are an absolutely horrible teacher, the worst ever!” exclaimed the student. The master smiled and said “It is a shame you are leaving, you are a wonderful one.”

Scene from a meditation garden: I saw the teacher sitting under a tree. He was a young man of sixteen and the disciple was an old man of eighty. The preaching of the teacher was silence, and the doubts of the doubter departed.

  The path to  perfection: A long time student told the master that he felt he was close to becoming enlightened. “Have you been practicing a long time?” asked the master. “Yes, master“ replied the student. “Have you been diligent in your work?” inquired the master. “Oh yes, master. Very much so“ said the student. […]

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August 3, 2012 · 0 comments

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   There are places in this world, places undisturbed by incessant noise, seek them out, they will assist you in becoming quiet.  

Keep things simple!! The Master asked a new student;  “Where are you from?” The student fidgeted and said “I am from an emptiness created by form. “Most interesting, I am from Hunan Province” replied the Master.