Simply living your life, you can attain everything you need. As soon as you ask “How to live?”, you fail. You have deviated from the mark!
Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.
Every Moment Comes Alive
Once you awaken to bliss, every moment comes alive. And how do you wake up? 🙂
Huike said to Bodhidharma, “My mind is anxious. Please pacify it.”
Bodhidharma replied, “Bring me your mind, and I will pacify it.”
Huike said, “Although I’ve sought it, I cannot find it.”
“There,” Bodhidharma replied, “I have pacified your mind.”
Right Here Right Now
You should keep your mind simple. Do not overindulge in thoughts. Let them come and go but do not be disturbed.
The way of simply living and not thinking is called Zen!
This is the art of zen. It is a path where there are no rules. There are no boundaries and there are no precepts to be given. There is no teaching. There is no master. There is no Buddha.
Zen allows life to simply come to you. It allows enlightenment to flower inside you.
Once you make way for things to happen, things WILL happen.
Sitting silently, doing nothing. Spring comes and grass grows by itself.
This is the heart of zen. This is the art of zen way of achieving awakening!
Let it come. Do not force. Simply live and see the magic unfold. You must have full faith in this process. Because when you surrender and stop making efforts, you have complete trust in the ultimate!
The daily chores of life like eating food, drinking water, collecting firewood, sleeping, washing dishes, cleaning the room, sitting, talking to someone etc.. need to be done with full awareness. Give these guys your 100 percent attention. Take them to be your master, your guru. They will guide you to the door of awakening and supreme bliss.
There is something marvelous about simplicity. The simple is powerful. Zen masters show this in the way they speak, act and behave. They show their awakening, their enlightenment!
A cup of tea has more meaning in life than an entire book in you head
When you begin to see the magic in simple things, you will find the meaning in my words.
Start realizing the magic of awareness in things around you.
Do not waste your effort in studying philosophies, theories and religions.
Do not waste your time in worshiping idols, gods and goddesses.
Do not waste your moments in stupid endeavors.
Let go of these and start putting yourself in the simple things around you.
Touch a flower, smell it. Take a bath in the river. Do simple things. Make a paper boat, fly a paper plane.
Do all these little things and with your utmost love and attention! That is important. Do not expect anything from these innocent activities. They are there to open your mind to the beauty hidden inside them.
Open your eyes and see these doors to bliss that are present all around You!