Friday, 16 November 2007

A touch of Zen

There is no place for exertion or effort in Buddhism; it is just a matter of being normal and nonobsessed, taking care of bodily functions, dressing and eating, lying down when tired. Fools laugh at me; it is the wise ones who understand this. An ancient said, “Those who work on externals are all ignoramuses.”

- Lin Chi (d 867?)

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