Monthly Archives: October 2012

Taste



Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up.

And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

— Louise Erdrich

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Wash in droplets of dew


I like to wash,
the dust of this world
In the droplets of dew.

Basho

Exploring Self


If you are an explorer, you will discover your SELF… – WB

“I” just moves


The air comes in and goes out like someone passing through a swinging door.
If you think, “I breathe”, the “I” is extra. There is no you to say “I”.
What we call “I” is just a swinging door, which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. It just moves; that is all.

Shunryu Suzuki

Clean mind ?



Q: Is there such a thing as a clean mind?
A: If you have a mind, then you must clean your mind. If you have no mind, cleaning is not necessary. So I ask you, do you have a mind?

– Seung Sahn

A field of cotton


A field of cotton –
as if the moon
had flowered

Basho

A life-time is not what’s between…



A life-time is not what’s between,
The moments of birth and death.
A life-time is one moment,
Between my two little breaths.

Chade Meng