Tag Archives: Enlightenment

Plus or Minus?

A thought for today: Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day. A Zen Proverb What will today bring?

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Welcome to Northampton: Forbes Library, Volume I

Well, now you know where to park when you’re ready to explore Northampton’s downtown. But not just yet. I’m your guide, and so instead we’re going to take a detour around the corner from the Parking Garage and ascend to … Continue reading

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Buddhas — and Ordinary People

As one particle of dust contains thousands of sutras, so the wisdom of all Buddhas is complete in the bodies of ordinary people who do not realize it. (Found on the always-provocative blog of David Elpern, Cell2Soul, under his title, … Continue reading

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Here’s another light to shine on the previous post, In Praise of Doubt. The conversation unfolding in the comments is lively, varied, and well worth eavesdropping on. Maybe you’d even like to to join in? Meanwhile, Roshi Kennedy’s perspective on the … Continue reading

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Not Nobody, Not Nohow! You Can Tell It to the Bog —

The ENSO, the symbol for Zen in Japanese, means nothing. Not meaningless, no. Its meaning is NOTHING. Null. A void. Emptiness. You’ve seen the Enso here before, in Just Who Do You Think You are Anyway? Well, who are you, anyway? Are … Continue reading

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