Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Well: Washing the bowl

Wash the bowl of consciousness
into the well of awareness.

Wash it time after time,
until it vanishes into clarity.

Wash it again and again,
so it disappears into emptiness.

Then, and only then,
you can take the kesa off.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Flowing: Down

The water of pure awareness,
is always flowing down,
down towards the lake of calmness,
down to the ocean of clarity.

There is no river without water,
there is no life without flowage.
Consciousness is the flowage,
the flowage of the unborn mind.

When there is clinging and fixation,
mind is freezing,
and suffering comes up;
Flowing down.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Walking on the edge: Hell´s peak

Keep full attention,
as if you were walking on the edge.

In fact,
we are all always walking on the edge.

If you slip down,
you are stuck either in samsara or nirvana.

Every step,
must be a clear step.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mushotoku: Climbing

Climbing up the mountain,
enjoying the view,
and then going down.

In fact, there is nobody
climbing up, enjoying the view
and going down.

There is not even a mountain;
only an ascribed climber
climbing an ascribed mountain.