Archive for March, 2010

Clouds

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Disappearing, reappearing
Empty in the air
Depending on water, earth and sun
Yet thinking separate and forever
They weep
Unable to hold the other clouds
If only they knew they were the sky
And clouds

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What are you doing?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The Taliban are in process of destroying all the statues of the Buddha. And people are outraged, buddhists are outraged.

There’s a story about the Zen master Mu-nan who had only one successor. His name was Shoju. After Shoju had finished his training, Mu-nan called him into his room. “I am getting old,” he said, “and as far as I know, Shoju, you are the only one who will carry on this teaching. Here is a book. It has been passed down from master to master for seven generations. I also have added many points according to my understanding. The book is very valuable, and I am giving it to you to represent your successorship.” (more…)

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Meditation time

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

It struck me as interesting the other day that the Dalai Lama spends four hours a day meditating. And in one of the experiments that has popped up in the news an experienced meditator is considered to have done 10,000 hours. If you meditate for 2 hours a day, it’s going to take you almost fourteen years to become an experienced meditator. That’s some time.
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