"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's Cold, Zen Cold

Dongshan said,
“Why don’t you go where there is no cold
or heat?”

The monk said,
“Where is the place where there is no
cold or heat?”

Our first inclination is to say, Not here. And try to get away, sit by the wood stove, get a plane ticket to the Caribbean. But, of course, that wouldn't be very Zen. At ZenPeacemakers.org, roshi Bernie Glassman's order.

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