The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It is essential in the beginning of practice to acknowledge that the path is personal and intimate.  It is no good to examine it from a distance as if it were someone else's.  You must walk it for yourself.  In this spirit, you invest yourself in the your practice, confident of your heritage, and train earnestly side by side with your sisters and brothers.  It is this engagement that brings peace and realization.

from The Teacher in Everything, Robert Aitken Roshi

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