Kneeler, St. Mary’s Church, Outhgill, Mallerstang
There is only one thing
To train hard
For this is true enlightenment.
Zen Master Dogen – Rules for Meditation
Or as it came to me one day when I was a novice:
We don’t train
in order to become
4 thoughts on “Because It Is Enlightenment”
I love the needlepoints you’ve been using lately. I may have missed where you introduced them or who made them (I actually just figured out where your posts were showing up in my email–I still have problems with technology!), but they’re lovely. And it’s always such a comfort to read your posts. They’re like drops of rain on a hot day.
Enjoying your recent posts a lot!
‘We train because it IS enlightenment’ made my mind stop for a few seconds…
Great to see you here PA. The thought, when it came to me, made my mind stop too – for a brief moment. Glad you like the posts. I am pleased to be back at it in a regular way.
Life has been interesting since I dashed back from Portland in mid July. So not so easy to post consistently.
Hi, Lovely for you to leave this comment. This post http://www.jademountains.net/hardship is where I introduced the kneelers. Thank you for stopping and showing your appreciation – like a ray of sunshine of a cloudy day!
Where ever you are – go safely, go well.