Thursday, September 4, 2008

ZAZEN: Looking for the Master

Are you looking for someone to follow to, or for someone who will help you to learn?

Do you want someone to adulate you, or someone who shows you your own flaws and how to get rid of them?

Are you looking for a "certified" master, or for someone who knows his own mind?

Are you ready to face your dark side, or do you fear facing the wall?

Are you looking for a living encyclopedia, or for a living mind?

Are you looking for a "pollitically correct" teacher, or for a true master?

Are you looking for someone who will teach you the "ritual Zen", or for Zen?

Depending on what you are looking for, you will find one thing or the other.

So, make sure you are looking for the right thing.


They call him James Ure said...

Wow. Great post, very insightful and profound. I'm going to reread it after posting this comment. Thanks for the comments on my blog. :)

Bowing to the Buddha within you.

marpa said...

Thanks for your visit. I will link you.

Have a nice practice.


Maria said...

After years of looking for a living encyclopedia I found the living mind, and I enjoyed de experience enough to keep at it. I again enjoyed reading your blogs.

marpa said...

Hi maria:

I´m glad that you found the living mind and stuck to it.

I wish you the best.

marpa said...

Hi James