right where you stand



essential requirement in

studying Zen is concentrated focus.

You don’t engage in any forced actions:

you just keep to the Fundamental.

Right where you stand, you

must pass through to







The line

separating good and evil

passes not through states, nor between

classes, nor between political parties either,

but right through every human heart,

and through all human



A. I. Solzhenitsyn


when the nation is reigned by darkness



people lose sight

of the Tao, codes of morality

and justice are created. When cleverness

and strategies are in use, hypocrites are everywhere. 

When families forego natural harmony, parents

become pious and children become dutiful. 

When the nation is reigned by darkness, 

patriotic advisers



from The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 18

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