Friday, 21 July 2017


140. 'To arrive at what you do not know you must go by a way that you do not know' - a saying of the Spanish mystic and saint, John of the Cross. This is good advice for anyone who would respond to Bodhidharma's demand 'bring me your mind'. For the mind that is to be presented to the master is an embodied mind. Hence the Zen insistence on posture and breath awareness and body awareness.

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