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Be An Example

They best way to convert other people to the Dharma Way, is to convert yourself to it first. Be an example for them to follow. One natural act flowing out of good character is more convincing than the most eloquent speech.

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from an untitled poem by Han Shan

Time is like a flowing river—
One day, we wake up old men.

translated bvy Eugene Eoyang

Poetry

National Poetry Month, weekend edition, part three

National Poetry Month is nearly at an end. One poet, Ann E. Michael, mentioned that she participated in this year’s National Poetry Month “by reading more than by writing.” 268 more words

Poetry

Bodhisattva Road April 2018

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A Dream and a Zen Story

I had a very vivid dream recently. In the dream I was leading a retreat. 677 more words

Zen

National Poetry Month, weekend edition, part two

Poetry continues the Great Conversation. What is truth? How do we know it? Who are we and how should we live? Often reserved for philosophers, these surface questions are the result of the friction from winds of poetry. 446 more words

Poetry

Small Successes

Great accomplishments are composed of minute details. Those who succeed in attaining the Whole have attended carefully to each tiny part. Those who fail have ignored or taken too lightly what they deemed to be insignificant. 316 more words

Zen

Bodhisattva Road: March 2018

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Unshakeable Faith

There are times when we act with unshakable faith in the Dharma even though we don’t understand the situation we’re in. 673 more words

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