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  • Daydreaming

    January 18, 2012

    You can almost convince yourself that you’ve accomplished things just by thinking about them. The alternative is to be more realistic. You don’t necessarily regard the dreaming process as bad...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • From Cocoon to Planet Earth

    January 13, 2012

    In your cocoon, occasionally you shout complaints, such as: “Leave me alone!” “Bug off.” “I want to be who I am.” Your cocoon is fabricated out of tremendous aggression, which...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • The Truth of Life is Wisdom

    January 11, 2012

    We cannot avoid our lives. We have to face our lives, young or old, rich or poor. Whatever happens, we cannot save ourselves from our lives at all. We have...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • New Year Greeting

    January 10, 2012

    It is customary for Zen masters to have a break in their busy schedules over the New Year. Many of them used this time to brush Zenga—for the patrons of...


    This post was posted in Zen Art

  • Look Back, Go Forward

    January 5, 2012

    We cannot just reject the world of the cocoon, even though it is quite horrific and unnecessary. We have to develop genuine sympathy for our own experiences of darkness as...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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