The Sixty-first Gate
The faculty of balance is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] the mind is pure..
mental steadiness or emotional stability; habit of calm...
The Sixtieth Gate
The faculty of mindfulness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we thoroughly perform many kinds of work.
keeping aware; heedful: mindful...
The Fifty-ninth Gate
The faculty of effort is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we thoroughly attain many kinds of wisdom
exertion of physical or mental power
The Fifty-eighth Gate
The faculty of belief is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we do not [blindly] follow the words of others.
confidence in the truth or...
The Fifty-seventh Gate
The four bases of mystical power are a gate of Dharma illumintion; for [with them] the body-and-mind is light.
The four bases of mystical power / acting at will :...
This is not about how great someone is, or for the deeddoer to pat themself on the back about how saintly they are, but just doing stuff we can all do
Zazen is not the presence of thinking. Zazen is not the absence of thinking. Zazen is to think not thinking. How do you think not-thinking? Non-thinking.
Ahhh Jizo. =)
Ojizo Bodhisattva with an offering of Birdseye Speedwell (little blue flower). I found the bloom on the ground, so it was not plucked early.
Just a little story for today about compost (not sure it qualifies as compassion or kindness, but it comes from a desire to