A quote on enlightenment by Dogen Zenji (1200 – 1253)

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass, or even in…

“Subtle Truth” – by Lao Tzu

Why scurry about looking for the truth?
It vibrates in every thing and every not-thing,
right off the tip of your nose. Can you be still and see it
in the mountain? the pine tree? yourself?

“The Way of Divine Energy” by Elquanah (re-blogged)

The Way of Divine Energy The wisdom and insight we can learn from ancient texts is never ending. More than 5000 years ago the ancient Chinese masters of  esoteric healing came to the understanding that everything is composed of the same energetic substance  called Qi.  They observed the oneness and wholeness in all existence and …

ZEN POEMS: “Still water” by Chuang Tzu

“Still water”   The non-action of the wise man is not inaction. It is not studied.  It is not shaken by anything. The sage is quiet because he is not moved, Not because he wills to be quiet. Still water is like glass. You can look in it and see the bristles on your chin. It…

ZEN PET LOSS POEMS: A rescued cat “Moses” by Tarchin Hearn

Wangapeka July 6/95 Moses was a cat I found on the road and brought back to Wangapeka We met in death upon the road of sunshine strong and summer full with mirage-like promises.Your brother dead and sister dying and you me-ewing in death’s sure path, abandoned to your fate. I put you and sister in…