Archive for the ‘mountains’ Category

11th October

October 11, 2012
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk, I pass the old Zen barrier. Mine is a traceless stream and cloud life. Of these mountains, which shall be my home? Manan

Unfettered at last, a traveling monk, I pass the old Zen barrier. Mine is a traceless stream and cloud life. Of these mountains, which shall be my home? Manan

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March 21st

March 21, 2012

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”- John Muir

 

December 29th

December 29, 2011

"Don't forget that everything you deal with is only one thing and nothing else. And don't forget the language of omens. And , above all, don't forget to follow your destiny through to its conclusion" - Paulo Coelho The Alchemist

December 19th

December 19, 2011

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

December 1st

December 1, 2011
"All men choose the path they walk on." - Archie Roach.

"All men choose the path they walk on."
- Archie Roach.

October 29th

October 29, 2011
mountains and waters

Before I studied Zen for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and waters as waters. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains and waters are not waters. But now I have got its very substance, I am at rest. for it is just that I see mountains once again as mountains and waters once again as waters.
Ch'ing-yuan Wei-hsin
老僧三十年前未參禪時、見山是山、見水是水、及至後夾親見知識、有箇入處、見山不是山、見水不是水、而今得箇體歇處、依然見山秪是山、見水秪是水

Ch’ing-yuan Wei-hsin

24th October

October 24, 2011
To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first. William Shakespeare.

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”Edmund Hillary

20th September

September 20, 2011
“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”- Chuang Tzu

“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”- Chuang Tzu

13th September

September 13, 2011
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.”- Dr. Seuss

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way.”- Dr. Seuss

July 4th

July 4, 2011

A Himalayan trek is a metaphor for life itself. On a trek we are searching for a majestic peak or high plateau, a beautiful stream or waterfall, or a shrine or monastery. The destination or goal serves to quench our thirst, our desire. It provides a short respite from the rigors of the trail, a brief "One Night's Shelter." Then we have to descend, move on. We cannot stay there. Yogavacara Rahula


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