11 January 2008


Someone with a mind full of her own thoughts cannot receive communication.

Here's a modern Zen parable:
When the young Buddhist student practices Buddhism, it gets on the nerves of family and friends. But, when he is the Buddha, no one seems to notice!

I interpret it thusly: When the student "wears her religion on her sleeve," it bothers everyone. But, when she IS the Buddha Mind, she is clear, still, ready for anything, because her religiosity is not in the way.

I hope each of you today is like a clear, still lake, with no ripples disturbing the mind's surface. If there are disturbances, I hope you simply observe them, as if gazing from the shore, and quickly return to the Clear and Still.

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