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The Three Vehicles of Buddhism

“I’ve ridden all three vehicles. . . ”

“I’ve ridden all three vehicles,”

reminisced the Zen Master.

“My bicycle ride was very slow,

bumpy and sweaty. 33 more words

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The Zen Master's Breakfast

The Zen Master’s Breakfast

Why do so many Indian words

sound, in English, like breakfast cereals?




Samsaras—existence to existence,

the breakfast of champions. 52 more words

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The Perfect Zen Mind

“The perfect Zen mind”

The perfect Zen mind
would be constantly aware,
but there’s no such thing
as the perfect Zen mind
is there?

-Dick Allen
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Review: Zen Master Poems by Dick Allen

Zen Master Poems (New Wisdom Poems Book 1) by Dick Allen

*Click on the link or the image above to read the synopsis and pre-order a copy!* 509 more words

Book Reviews

... hello and goodbye ...

Hello to my loyals, and my occasional stoppers by…

Just a note to tell you there will be no new writings for a while,
on my ongoing story that will become a book…. 115 more words


All Sentient Humans

All Sentient Humans


All sentient humans

whirl through the door

of the burning house

of samsãra,

the cycle of life and death,

read the Zen master. 34 more words

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Zen Master in Ecstasy

Zen Master in Ecstasy

Attacking from all directions,

from the woods and fields of Connecticut,

Buckhorn Plantain, Carolina Geranium,

Bluegrass, Backyard Grass, Goosegrass, Foxtail Grass, 29 more words

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