388. Settle into the stillness of your silent sitting. Follow your breath down into your hara. Just be in this breathing moment and the sheer wonder of it.
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Monday, 10 February 2020
386. The ordinary character of the Ordinary Heart-Mind involves nothing extraordinary, and this is so even for monastics like Nansen and Joshu. Rinzai, the great ninth century master, was at pains to spell this out for his monks, when he said to them: 'O Brethren in the Way, you must know that there is in the reality of Buddhism nothing extraordinary for you to perform. You just live as usual . . . attending to your natural wants, putting on clothes, eating meals and lying down if you feel tired'.