"... "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
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
deeds of no purpose
If you're thinking of New Year's resolutions, you might consider this:
From Dorothy Day’s editorial in the Catholic Worker on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.