Friday, March 27, 2009

The Lone Mountain Path

[Pure and Remote Views of Streams and Mountains, Xia Gui]
I don't want to do much typing today - trying to rest my back, which is improving. I came across this in an essay by Kobai Scott Whitney about a very imperfect Zen Teacher, and found it refreshing.
Meditation practice, at least in the Zen tradition of Dogen, is about mind and body dropping away. Small, lively, individual mind and grasping, needful, individual body can recede, if only temporarily, into the background of experience.

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