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Friday, January 13, 2006

"I" Is Just a Swinging Door That Moves

If you think, “I breathe,” the “I” is extra. There is no you to say “I.” What we call “I” is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. It just moves; that is all. When your mind is pure and calm enough to follow this movement, there is nothing: no “I,” no world, no mind nor body; just a swinging door.

-Shunryu Suzuki, "Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind"

James's comment: Just breath.

-Peace to all beings-

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L'√Čtranger said...

Just "changing-ness"

"James" said...

L'etranger: Yes, the impermanence of it all.

Zen Unbound said...

Trackback. This post is cited in Blogmandu, Roundup for Dec 19 - Jan 14 [Part 3 of 4].

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