There was a zen master who enjoyed a good reputation in his community. One day the neighbors came to his door enraged and furious,
The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man: “Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”
The Master used to talk about it often. One day his students got an amazing example, proving those words.
“Everyone you may meet in life, even if they appear plain and insignificant…see each of them as a wise Holy Man.”
“Do onto others as you would like them to do to you”…
Wealthy patrons invited Ikkyu to a banquet. Ikkyu arrived dressed in his beggar’s robes.
A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands.
There are always 2 sides of the coin in a story, so which one is right, which one is wrong? Yet they both belong to the same coin, the duality is an indivisible whole.
“Non-judgement” A pure and open heart, Filled with tolerance: Non-judgement for everyone! Amira “Sin prejuicios” Un corazón puro y abierto, Lleno de tolerancia: ¡sin prejuicios para nadie! Amira This poem is dedicated in memory of my dear sister in law Sharon who was the most tolerant and non-judgemental person I…
Pray, don’t find fault with the man who limps
Or stumbles along the road
Unless you have worn the shoes he wears
Or struggled beneath the load
What do I know about the sorrows of those around me?
From the inner struggles that others feel,
of the reason why people are not open,
of the cause of their childish behavior,
why brothers do not love each other,
Reach out to embrace what is seen all around you,
feel this in your heart, then express what you must do.
For each has a special purpose that we all come to share, to give guidance or nurture or just show you truly care.