Saturday, October 24, 2020


“It is not by preaching or expounding the sutras (scriptures) that you fulfill the task of awakening others to self-realization; it is rather by the way you walk, the way you stand, the way you sit and the way you see things.” —Thich Nhat Hanh 

(Photo by Paul Davis)


  1. yes-yes

    so this _______

    * cleaning the floor *

    By learning
    to clean the floor
    we learn
    to clean the body *

    By learning
    to clean the body
    we learn
    to clean the mind *

    By learning
    to clean mind
    we learn
    to become mindful *

    By becoming
    we realize
    enlightenment *

    by learning
    to clean
    the floor *

    happy happy blessings ________boK

    1. yes, yes.

      we end up back at the beginning.

      chop wood. carry water.

  2. An interesting passage,in line with the above:
    "A rabbi said, 'I do not go to the maggid[Rabbi Dov Baer of Mezritz]
    in order to hear the Torah from him,but to see how he unlaces his felt shoes and laces them up again.'"
    Tales from the Hasidim, The Early Masters, by Martin Buber,London 1956.

    (Quoted in an editorial article titled 'Who is a Genuine Guru?'in the journal 'Mountain Path'published by Sri Ramanashramam.
    Website )

    1. exactly.

      it may end up a lot simpler than we think,
      and right before us all the time.


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