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That’s right… just keep on truckin’. My last post was a Zen parable about over eagerness but, at the same time, we have to keep trying. Even though we need to surrender to and detach from the journey, we humans can become very frustrated with our spiritual process.
In his eagerness for enlightenment, a young Zen student went to his master for help. “Master,” he asked, “I know you have many students, but if I study harder than all the rest, how long will it take me to gain enlightenment?”
Social media is on trial in the press and at dinner tables around the world. This is good because social media can be our spiritual friend and our spiritual foe. Remembering that everything is our mirror, we each need to examine what tools we use, how we use them, and why.
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it. While the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the master’s house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
Can we learn how to balance individual freedoms with the highest good of the entire community? Last year I wrote a post titled “Freedom Isn’t Easy.” I received this wonderful reply and sent it out via email at the time. I have been guided to share it again because our...
An old man walked through the outskirts of Chandrapur. He was very thin and his legs and arms were covered with sores. When dogs chased him, he never turned to strike at them with his staff. He simply walked on.