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Friday, November 11, 2005

Flowers and Weeds


A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

~Dogen

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8 comments:

alwaysdare said...

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.

I guess this is another way of saying that good things that we want don't last forever.

Also that even though we don't bad things to happen (weeds), they do.

I suppose there is nothing we can do about this because it seems to be the nature of our reality called life.

I suppose it could be said that weeds die also.,,

"James" said...

Alwaysdare:

Yes, exactly. This is a great teaching on the importance of coming to an understand of the reality of impermanence of all things.

Gareth said...

This is a wonderful teaching, and perhaps a reminder that a plant is a plant, the flowers and weeds are only in our minds.

Thank you

"James" said...

Gareth:

(nods) head.

It is all beauty.

Johnny Newt said...

If you live the sacred and despise the ordinary, you are still bobbing in the ocean of delusion.
.......sacred flower, ordinary weed...

"James" said...

Johnny:

Yes, Oneness of the multiplicity.

Sadiq M. Alam said...

Wonderful ! Very Zen.

Benediction Muni said...

Zen says: A flower falls even though you love it.
A weed grows even though you don t love it.
Ahhhhhhhhh…………
Love is intrinsic nature of every being itself cannot be expressed.
How can u express your intrinsic nature...?
Because, it is not a thing to express.
It is not a thing to describe.
It is not a information to share...
However, it expression through any way can be expressed. Is it eternal?
No love can stand alone by itself. Love is interdependence.
There is no way to express it.
Love is the way to manifest things as they are.
A flower falls even though you love it.
A weed grows even though you don t love it.
Love manifests by itself. Benediction Muni..
Assistant professor of physics.
S.V.COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING.
TIRUPAI.
ANDRAPRADESH.
INDIA.
EMAIL:
benedictionmuni@gmail.com..

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