“Why am I doing this?” is a constant companion along the way. “What’s the point?”
So long as we give the world a leg to stand on, it’ll use that leg to kick us in the face over and over again.
The 12, well the title says it all.
Yaoshan once asked his student, Daowu, “Where have you been?”
“Walking on the mountain,” Daowu replied.
“Answer without leaving this room!”
A disciplined mind has no enemies and sees no obstacles. With the heart of a lion, striding through the universe, there’s no one above us, no one below, and no one equal. No comparisons whatsoever. This is the practice of a lifetime.
This is the first step on what’s called the path of Transcendental Dependent Arising, wherein we use the same laws that turn the merry-go-round to see that there is no merry-go-round and assert our own shining silence.
We could probably write a book about everything that went into deciding what we had for dinner last night.
I was raised Roman Catholic, because my mom was Catholic. But she never forced me to blindly accept her religion. In fact, she encouraged me to keep questioning things, to come to my own conclusions. To, putting it in a cliche way, follow my heart. I was a good Catholic. I was even an altar […]
Part Four of my commentary and translation of the Hsin Hsin Ming.
The breath isn’t for everyone. Here are some other meditation objects to try out.