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Postby WuMing » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:50 am

This is a good reminder:

People suffer from the idea that monasteries are a collection of saints; they don't realise that people who go to monasteries are human.

Quote from: The Wild, White Goose - Diary of a Female Zen Priest (Jiyu Kennett)
今以佛眼觀之佛與眾生同住解脫之床。無此無彼無二平等。
Now, observing with the eye of the Buddha, both the Buddha and ordinary beings are in the same liberated state. There is neither this nor that: there is only non-duality and identity.
- 空海 Kūkai 弘法大師 in Unjigi 吽字義 The Meaning of the Letter Hūṃ
new translation: Kūkai on the Philosophy of Language by Takagi Shingen and Dreitlein Eijō
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Our life is very simple, very direct, very beautiful, very vast and very terrifying, but it is not at all convenient.
- Anzan Hoshin Roshi
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