Now I have no words
For what I need to express,
So pay attention;
I’ll give you a nod, a laugh,
Or just a punch in the jaw.
From Zenmystic to Shougetsu :)
sees what’s hidden,
and the ever-wanting soul
sees only what it wants.” —Lao Tzu (via journalofanobody)
sceneryofme replied to your post: momentary replied to your post: vast-flowing-vigor…
Nagarjuna says in the MMK that “believers in emptiness are incurable.” That said, there is a fundamental problem in expressing your understanding without becoming enamored by your own cleverness.
You’re right. There’s no need to try and be clever or sharp with others. There’s no need to pretend like one knows something!
Do not make yourself into anything.
Do not be a meditator.
Do not become enlightened.
When you sit, let it be.
What you walk, let it be.
Grasp at nothing.
Resist nothing.” —Ajhan Chah (via balladofsirfrankiecrisp)
I know what Dogen said. I’m asking you though. That’s the problem. We read and conceptualize but we don’t actually know. We just recognize what we’ve been told, but never can be sure if it’s genuine or if it’s just conjured imitation. Enlightenment described will never be anything more than a dangling carrot to me. I reject it. I’ll grow my own. I’m not telling anyone to do the same…
No, I’m Evan.
But just gone leisurely along
letting things take their way
In my bag are three measures of rice
A bundle of firewood sits by the hearth
Who cares about delusion and enlightenment?
What use is there in fame and fortune?
In my hut I listen to the evening rain
And stretch my legs without a care in the world” —Ryōkan (via birdandvine)
What shore? I use my tissue to blow my nose and then I throw it away. I wash my plate when I’m done eating. Do you even know what enlightenment is? I don’t mean that in a berating way, believe me.
I think they mean to say that you are probably upset with the attachment to objectivism that everyone has. Everyone is too preoccupied with objects and words and ideas to actually DO something and get a move on with their so called “enlightenment”.
Including myself, often. My life is ridden with discursiveness and symbols.
Bound by nothing:
I just let go
Giving myself up
To the whim of the wind” —Ryokan, Great Fool: Zen Master Ryokan: Poems, Letters, and Other Writings (via meditationsof)
Who’s saying the post was to anyone but myself? That’s really why I wrote it. However I appreciate the kindness, sincerely. What’s your name?
The word “Zen” is really starting to annoy me. Along with “Buddha,” “Buddhism,” “Buddha-nature,” et cetera. Fuck the Buddhas, fuck the precepts, fuck enlightenment. I fart on all of it. Why is everyone so preoccupied? Why bother worrying about that stupid shit? The Buddha is just another shackle, don’t you see? You think you’ve got it, but you’re still just clinging. Drop the act, drop everything. Stop all your useless striving. Wake the fuck up, open your eyes, breathe your first breath! Stop trying so hard. Damn.