"... "deeds of no purpose" ... "a life of effortlessness", or in Sanskrit anabhogacarya ...
"All the Mahayana sutras give the greatest significance to the attainment of this "life of no-purposiveness". The lilies of the field are living it, so are the greatest spiritual leaders of the world. And all the "Great Vows" of the Bodhisattva grow out of it; his vows are no vows in the ordinary sense of the word."
- from "The Training of the Zen Buddhist Monk", by Daistez Teitaro Suzuki, p. 118
Exploring contemplative awareness in daily life, drawing from and with much discussion of the writings of Thomas Merton, aka "Father Louie".
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
deeds of no purpose
If you're thinking of New Year's resolutions, you might consider this:
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The Merton Center
I don't know why it took me so long to get to The Merton Center in Louisville. I've been in and out of KY several times over the yea...
reminds me of "Conjectures.... Bystander", first chapter, about rain.ReplyDelete
You must be thinking of Rain and the Rhinoceros, Gunter ... first essay in the book, RAIDS ON THE UNSPEAKABLE.ReplyDelete
I should check my references before I comment but it did provoke me to look it up and re-read it for the new year for which I'm glad.ReplyDelete