Monday, September 15, 2008

Zen Mind: flowing

You can deceive yourself,
thinking that you are a Zen practitioner,
but unless you find a genuine master,
who mirrors your own limitations,
you will never face your wall.

A zen practitioner is not a standardized product;
He is a unique mind, with his own knots to untie.
He does not cling to dead zazen,
but makes his ordinary life zazen.

If you reach the fifth ox,
then you will know who is who.
No more deceiving or deceivers: just Ordinary Mind.

You can rationalize anything you want,
but that does not make a lie to become truth.

Whose shadow are you defending, my friend: Yours or theirs?

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