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Friday, March 10, 2006

Oldie but a Goodie



Before enlightenment,
I chopped wood and carried water.
After enlightenment,
I chopped wood and carried water.

-Zen saying

James's comment: This is one of my favorite Zen sayings. I think it really sums everything up. Not much that I can add other then it's beautifully simple yet complete.

-Peace to all beings-

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3 comments:

Dharmavidya said...

Thanks for your comment at Dharmavidya Web. Hope you enjoy the book.

Tom said...

Modern version:

Before enlightenment,
I turned on the heater and the faucet,
After enlightenment,
I turned on the heater and the faucet and paid my utilities bill.

"James" said...

Dharmavidya:

You're very welcome. :)

Tom:

I like that version. Made me smile and chuckle. :)

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