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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Do Not Seek

A buddha is one who does not seek. In seeking this, you turn away from it. The principle is the principle of nonseeking; when you seek it, you lose it.

-Pai-chang

From "Teachings of Zen", edited by Thomas Cleary, © 1998. By arrangement with Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, www.shambhala.com.

This is such a great reminder for me that to seek things such as "enlightenment" is like chasing the wind. Nonseeking to me is to be mindful that "enlightenment" and lasting peace is already within us. We have to just open our eyes, see it and just be.

-Peace to you all-

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1 comment:

'Thought & Humor' said...

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life...

Best wishes,
Howdy


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