When you see beyond yourself, you have the objectivity to see things as they are.
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Close your eyes. Slow your breath. Quiet the mind. Hush your voice. Release illusory differences.
In the void, you cannot say where you end, and the other begins. Connected by emptiness. Coming from nothingness. No gaps. No density. No boundaries. You are interwoven into the fabric of totality.
You sought because you were lost — but only lost in relative comparison to your expectations. How do I attain my desires? So you meditate. But only in truly losing your way, your desires, do you find the Way. Your true self. The No-Self.
See the essential. When you see beyond yourself, you have the objectivity to see things as they are. We are not solid. Like bodies of water, we merge when we come together. So we must tend to one another.
Compassion is our only truth. You could have been nothing. Stayed nothing. The start of our existence was the first act of compassion — to continue to exist is continued compassion. This has always been the Way.
Useful Companions (Improve Your Education and This Site by Buying a Book):
- Zen Flesh Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings – Paul Reps (Compiler), Nyogen Senzaki (Compiler)
- Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen – Shunryu Suzuki
- No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering – Thich Nhat Hanh
- Trying Not to Try: Ancient China, Modern Science, and the Power of Spontaneity – Edward Slingerland
- The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life – Michael Puett, Christine Gross-Loh