Monday, September 12, 2011

listening at dawn by Seeking Tao
Be soft in your practice. Think of the method as a fine silvery stream, not a raging waterfall. Follow the stream, have faith in its course. It will go its own way, meandering here, trickling there. It will find the grooves, the cracks, the crevices. Just follow it. Never let it out of your sight. It will take you.

I’m going off to practice for awhile.
This seems a nice thought to share upon parting.
Oddly, perhaps, Sheng-yen was a Zen Master cultivated amidst the classic rigors… and then he leaves us with these words: Be soft in your practice.
Perhaps softness allows better for the living of paradox.
Perhaps softness allows better for simple stopping, the simple dropping.


Pincushion said...

Its amazing how everytime, you decide to leave - I end up coming to your blog as if compelled...

...may the stream guide you to the ocean...


Pat Bralley said...

Hi Anjali,
How nice to hear from you!! I'll not be gone so long. Just going off to meditate and seeming a bit lost for words.
Love to you, Patty

Pincusion said...

Ahhh Pat..I am happy to know that you will be back!!!

..and may the silence speak to you..