Tag Archives: Zen

The Grass Grows By Itself.

My readers know by now that one of my favourites sayings is the Zen one “Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.” Now my favourite cartoon character reflects the same thought in different words!

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Neither Seek Nor Avoid, Take What Comes.

The title is a quote from the collected works of Swami Vivekananda. My choice for the topic for this week’s 2 on 1 post came about inspired by the following comment by my fellow 2 on 1 blogger Shackman on … Continue reading

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Purpose Of Life.

This week’s topic for the weekly Friday LBC post was suggested by Pravin whose take on the subject can be seen at his blog. Another contributor is Shackman whose take can be seen at his blog.

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The Well Of Our Being.

This week’s LBC topic comes to us courtesy Lin. Let me at the outset confess that I am at a loss to understand the meaning of the topic.  I have heard of and understand ‘well being’ but ‘well of our … Continue reading

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Fear Of Death.

A young physician in Tokyo named Kusuda met a college friend who had been studying Zen. The young doctor asked him what Zen was.“I cannot tell you what it is,” the friend replied, “but one thing is certain. If you … Continue reading

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If that is the case, when I am fast asleep will that someone else be awake? The great Taoist master Chuang Tzu once dreamt that he was a butterfly fluttering here and there. In the dream he had no awareness … Continue reading

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Rabit Woman.

Arty Old Bird has this interesting post up in her blog. Just go over and see if you would like to take her up on her offer. I strongly believe in the dictum that one should not reinvent the wheel. … Continue reading

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Letting Go.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Maria The Silver Fox. The ten other bloggers who write … Continue reading

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We Are A River.

‘We Are A River’ Don’t accept the modern myths of aging. You are not declining. You are not fading away into uselessness. You are a sage, a river at its deepest and most nourishing. Sit by a riverbank some time … Continue reading

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Chief Want In Life.

“Our chief want in life, is, somebody who shall make us do what we can.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, This is one of life’s paradoxes. Completely baffling in its simplicity, truth and high impracticality. This post has been inspired by … Continue reading

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