Wednesday, July 19, 2006

buddhism

buddhism is an important part of my life and informs, significantly, my world view. this blog has not been infused with that element of my life. i have thought about providing personal observations and quotations from buddhist teachers.

today i begin with a favorite teacher, shunryu suzuki. the following is from zen mind, beginners mind and points to interdependance and the value of our recognition of it.

"when we truly become ourselves, we just become a swinging door, and we are purely independant of, and at the same time dependant upon everything."

2 comments:

Paddy Humenny said...

word...
I think I'm at the point of being a squeaky hinge

cyclingdave said...

no squeak, no swing.