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Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • Finding Zen Scrolls, Part 2

    July 29, 2011

    In Japan, there are home demolition specialists that tear down a house, salvaging anything that looks of value, for example, interesting pieces of wood and the things a family leaves...


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  • Wise Fool

    July 28, 2011

    Spiritual teachings have been used as a way of securing ourselves, gaining a higher level of stability in terms of ego. This is our inevitable starting point. We cannot ignore...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • The More We Let Go

    July 26, 2011

    In the practice of meditation, once we step out of our concern for security and are willing to be raw and rugged, personal, as we are, somehow a certain relaxation...


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  • Finding Zen Scrolls, Part 1

    July 21, 2011

    Where do Zen scrolls come from?
    Every Saturday, I visited the antique stores in Sendai. The dealers were my mentors and friends, and a few were serious Zen students and ardent...


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  • Foolish Shoes, Genuine Feet

    July 21, 2011

    In the practice of meditation, being a fool becomes a stepping stone. The foolishness wears itself out, and the thing behind the foolishness begins to peep through. It is like...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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