May you seek, discover and embody, the profound peace, kindness and wisdom that is within us all.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
“True Zen masters live through and through. You can see it in the way they pour tea, place
their shoes together outside the meditation hall, walk down the road. You can
feel the presence of their intimacy with all things in their undivided way of
engaging in any activity their daily lives may bring. There is a vitality in
their manner of speaking and in their gestures, no matter how small, that makes
it seem that the whole of life has just entered the room. And it has. … this is
Zen. It is not something special, to be found exclusively in the meditation
hall, but rather it is the aliveness we bring to our everyday lives, the
aliveness that is already present within us waiting to emerge.”
Kwong J. No beginning, no end. The intimate
heart of Zen. Harmony Books, NY, 2003.