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February 26, 2015

 

 A frustrated student begged Guishan, "Just tell me!"
Guishan replied, "If I told you, later on you would resent me."


We are all on a spiritual journey. All of us, whether we know it or not. We are only in trouble when we realize it. Once embarking on the journey, th...

February 18, 2015

 

Lingyun was wandering in the mountains and became lost in his walking. He rounded a bend and saw peach blossoms on the other side of the valley. This sight awakened him and he wrote this poem:
 
For thirty years I searched for a master swordsman.
How many times did th...

February 9, 2015

There is another world, but it is in this one.

-Paul Eluard

 

The realm of the God is like a woman carrying a jar full of meal who sets off on a long road. . While she was walking, the handle of the jar broke (and) the meal poured out behind her on the road. She was unawa...

February 3, 2015

Companionship

 

The teacher said, “I'm not asking about before the full moon, say a word or two about after the full moon.” The teacher answered his own question, “Every day is a good day.” 

 

The teacher here is Yunmen. Here is addressing the assembly concerning enlighten...

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