There is a post on Field of Merit site called The Non-Ferocious Way which I wrote yesterday.
We set great store by being sharp, being focused, being brightly alive. In short being THERE or better, HERE. In Zen practice and any other kind of practice for that matter being one who trains hard is better than being known as a slacker! But what does it mean to train hard, in practice. Are there particular times or circumstances when training hard is what’s asked of us or is the instruction itself a bit of a red herring? Did the intended meaning get lost in translation?
I’ve not got too much more to say on this for the moment so hope you get something out of what I wrote.
May the merit of this post be offered to all those who find the colour has gone out of their life and faith is fragile.