Monday, January 31, 2005

Nothing Special


"Endless Day" May River 1994


"I
f you continue this simple practice everyday,
you will obtain some wonderful power.
Before you attain it, it is something wonderful,
but after you attain it, it is nothing special.

... So to be a human being is to be a Buddha.
Buddha nature is just
another name for human nature,
our true human nature.

Thus even though you do not do anything,
you are actually doing something.

You are expressing yourself.

You are expressing your true nature.

Your eyes will express;
your voice will express;
your demeanor will express.

The most important thing is
to express your true nature
in the simplest, most adequate way
and to appreciate it
in the smallest existence ..."


"Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" - Shunryu Suzuki

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