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Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water.

The following was written by Thomas D. Craig

Author of A Cup of Buddha

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Zen Proverb

A common misconception in following a spiritual life is the belief that in order to follow the practice that one must live in a cave, wear a saffron robe and beg for alms.  539 more words


A Review of Thich Nhat Hanh's Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism

Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism, while written in 2005, offers a wisdom that, had we in the U.S. heeded back in the militaristic era of the… 906 more words

Control Of Mind

This Moment

“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future…” 48 more words

Religion Spirituality


A metal spring pulled to its limit
the moment
before it is either
or destroyed.
(Another type of release)

The gathered inhalation
of nervous… 125 more words


True Vision

What is my Vision?

What do I want?

What do I need?

I am an example.

I have my vision.

I live my vision. 

I am self aware.  33 more words