Tag Archives: Zen

The Ten Thousand Idiots

“It is always a danger To aspirants on the Path When they begin To believe and act As if the ten thousand idiots Who so long ruled and lived inside Have all packed their bags And skipped town Or Died.” … Continue reading

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First There Is a Mountain

“Before I had studied Ch’an [Zen] for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and rivers as rivers. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the point where I saw that mountains are not mountains, and … Continue reading

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