Thursday, February 02, 2006

Not just silence, but a great silence...

Seek the source, of course without seeking. All is indeed One. I ran across this wonderful Zen poem this morning (see below), and thought I'd share it on Conscious Living. It coincides with the direction of my own evolving meditation practice, and it aligns with the message of Healing from the Source: The Science and Lore of Tibetan Medicine, by Dr. Yeshi Dhonden, translated by Dr. B. Alan Wallace, which is one of the required readings for my course on Buddhist Psychology and Methods of Healing.

I love this line: "Sitting alone in a great silence." Not just silence, but a great silence.

Meditating deeply upon Dharma
Reach the depth of the source.
Branching streams cannot compare to this source!
Sitting alone in a great silence
Even though the heavens turn and the earth is upset,
You will not even wink.

- Jakushitsu Genko Zenji (1290-1368)

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