Tuesday, 28 June 2016


42. After ENLIGHTENMENT-REALISATION the Zen practitioner returns to the market-place, the domain of life's ordinary, everyday transactions. Originally experienced as a place of dissatisfaction, frustration, unease, it is now found to be transfigured in the light of the practitioner's transformed self and outlook. And so the newly enlightened one re-enters the place that he or she initially left to search for something that would be, hopefully, satisfying, fulfilling, liberating. Now at ease in an emptiness that is rich in abundance, the enlightened one comes back to ordinary, everyday life with gift bestowing hands, hands cleansed of the smell of Zen. Such hands can freely share the riches of a self transformed. As an old saw has it, good is self diffusive.

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