Life is filled with suffering,
but it is also filled with many wonders,
such as the blue sky, the sunshine, and the eyes of a baby.
Suffering is not enough. We must also be in touch
with the wonders of life. They are within us
and all around us, everywhere, in
Thich Nhat Hanh
realize the Way you
must die and stay dead and
go on living. With one mighty blow,
sever the attachments of mind
and self and dwell in
emptiness into emptiness
like waves coming to shore,
you become quiet,
before there were
ten thousand entanglements, now
there is undifferentiated
Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 3
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When your tasks
are few, naturally your pains are few.
When your words are few, naturally your troubles
are few. When you eat little, naturally you get sick less.
When you have few desires in your heart,
naturally you have few
The Cultivator of Realization
I tell those around me
that if you turn away from the core,
your soul, you will fall into an unliving stupor.
The great crocodile comes and crushes your ship.
Eyes go one way, ears another; your intelligence
skews beyond reason. This disaster
can visit anyone.
When your ability
to choose comes back, your identity
will strengthen; ear and eye will realign;
and you can again be a friend,
a lover, a devotee.