Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.
Someone posted this over at Zen Forum International and ascribed it to someone called I-tuan whom I can't seem to look up. No matter who said or wrote the words, they certainly made me smile this morning:Talking is blasphemy,
Silence is delusion.
Beyond talking and silence
there's a way upwards -
but my mouth isn't big enough
to point it out.
Me and my big mouth!
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That's what ears are for.
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Even with yours wide open, I bet you could comfortably sit in mine.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment."
Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!Quieta movere magna merces videbatur.
(Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! http://www.armchairadvice.co.uk/relationships/forum/
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