We have only now, only this single eternal moment opening and unfolding before us day and night. To see this truth is to realize that the sacred and secular cannot be divided. Even the most transcendent visions of spirituality must shine through the here and now and be brought to life in how we walk, eat, and love one another. This is not easy. The power of our fear, the habits of judgment within us, repeatedly prevent our touching the sacred. Often we will unconsciously draw our spirituality back to the polarity of good and bad, sacred and profane. Where is liberation to be found? The Buddha taught that both human suffering and human enlightenment are found in our own fathom-long body with its senses and mind. If not here and now, where else will we find it?……Jack Kornfield
this pretty integration of repetition and understanding is not really conscious living……really, what we need is a distant inspiration of the most genuine and highest regard……true purpose of extraordinary commitment…
In times of sudden danger most people call out, “O my God!”
Why would they keep doing this if it didn’t help?
Only a fool keeps going back where nothing happens.
The whole world lives within a safeguarding, a fish
inside waves, birds held in the sky, the elephant,
the wolf, the lion as he hunts, the dragon, the ant,
the waiting snake, even the ground, the air,
the water, every spark floating up from the fire,
all subsist, exist, are held in the divine, Nothing
is ever alone for a single moment.
All giving comes from There, No matter who
you think you put your open hand out
toward, it’s That which gives.
In general these problems arise when spirituality ignores or denies our own humanity.. As far as Buddha Nature is concerned, there is no difference between sinner and sage. One enlightened thought and one is a Buddha, one foolish thought and one is an ordinary person…….Zen Patriarch Hui Neng