Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cave of the Body....

THE ONE WHO IS VERY ATTACHED to the cave of the body, that one finds detachment very difficult.  Those who constantly crave for pleasure are hard to liberate and certainly cannot be liberated by others, only by themselves.  Sometimes it is only death that brings a realization of endings, and then the sensual person, deeply immersed in the body, will shout: "What will happen to me after death?" 

The way toward liberation is to train yourself to live in the present without any wanting to become anything.  Give up becoming this or that, live without cravings, and experience this present moment with full attention.  Then you will not cringe at death nor seek for repeated birth.

Sutta Nipata


Monday, November 15, 2010


HOW BOUNDLESS AND FREE IS THE SKY OF AWARENESS!  How bright the full moon of wisdom!  Truly, is anything missing now?  Nirvana is right here, before our eyes; this very place is the Lotus Land; this very body, the Buddha.

Hakuin Zenji,
   "Song of Zazen".