These guys and gal were good. Old folky steel guitar sounding group. Toe tapping fun.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Instead of shutting out life, remain open and at peace with everything.
You leave all your senses - hearing, seeing, feeling - just open, aturally, as they are,
without grasping after their perceptions. - Sogyal Rinpoche
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
There is a saying: "The triple world is but one Mind." Outside the Mind there is no reality; Mind, Buddha, all sentient creatures-there three are not different. The "triple world" here means the material world, the world of sensuous desire and the formless, immaterial, spiritual world. Whatever the case, from the Zen point of view, there is noting but Mind. Blue mountain is Mind, floating white cloud is also Mind. Only one Mind.
Excerpt from ’Zen Word Zen Calligraphy,’ by
Eido Shimano Roshi and Kogetsu Tani Roshi
Reprinted with Very Kind Permission
I had not heard the term triple world before. It is an interesting concept. I have the feeling that in seeking the things of the material world we continually put ourselves into a path that causes us pain and suffering. Sure there is also not pain and not suffering but in seeking the one mind. A higher state of being a place with no attachment, with no desire then we transcend the pain brought about by the ego and the self. All things we see, all things we do, all things we are; these are really all one in the same and have simply to be accepted and grown upon. Let each of these be what they are and incorporate them or not into our lives and living.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
We can only change the way we live life.
Any moment is the best moment
and any place is the best place. -Tishan
Right now. This very moment. It is what we create. It is what it is. This moment contains everything. Life is what it is. The events of the day. The past, the future. Life simply is. How we live our lives we can control. Our actions and reactions we dictate. Yes, we do make mistakes. Errors in judgement. Movement based not on higher rational thought but the base. We choose and act and then try to make it right. We call forth the past and try to change. That daily inventory is part of it. Where have we wronged? Where have we righted.
More to come...
Monday, February 26, 2007
Here is an article on Google Notebook and the benefits of using it in the classroom.