mind is the Buddha
A swing and a miss - strike one. No balls - one strike.
Laymen are Buddhas
Foul tip off the end of the bat - strike two. No balls - two strikes.
Unless they see their nature
Ump calls strike three - he's outta there!
As a practicing Theravadin this line of thinking is very inspirational to me and my practice.
Metta - (no one loves you more than i do bodom!)
Oh so ya wanna play hard ball do ya?
Well I guess I will have to return the book and never read Bodhidharma again. Thanks alot Anicca!
I knew I would probably take some slack for that but hey what the heck.
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on Sun May 23, 2010 8:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah