Continuing our discussion of time ... we go back to the future ...
What's a Zen 'approach' to the future?
Well, again, we experience the future many ways at once!
Today's sitting is dedicated to Chan
Master Sheng Yen, who passed away in a hospital in Taiwan last night. A
wonderful and sincere teacher. Shortly before his death, he composed
this poem ...
Busy with nothing, growing old.
Within emptiness, weeping, laughing.
Intrinsically, there is no "I."
Life and death, thus cast aside.
(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)