Montag, 23. Januar 2017

23.01.2017 - A. Watts3 and meditations on the food etc...


dali48 and writing books and photographing parks etc...
 

30.09.1997 - Interpretation of dali48

One day a master has just taken his place, when a bird began to sing outside. The master did not speak a word, and everyone listened to the bird - When his song fell silent, the Master merely announced that the sermon was finished - and went away... (A. Watts)

Let the serene mind be free, and not cling to the things of the earth - As the lotus flower rises up sweet and unpolluted from the mud, my meditation shall be - though I live in this world of deception...

The first bite is to destroy any evil... - The second is to do every good thing... - The 3rd is to spare all sentient beings... - May each of us reach the path of Buddhism...  (A. Watts, Zen Community)

5 meditations on the food:
1 Let us remember of our own work, let us see, from where comes the offered food...
2 Let us consider how imperfect our virtue is, and whether we deserve this meal...
3 That it is most important to restrain our mind and get rid of the many mistakes...
4 That this meal is medicinal and destined to keep the body healthy...
5 That in order to achieve the goal, to take this food...

Latecomers are admonished by the fact that a monk is beating a flat wooden gong bearing the inscription: birth and death - a serious event. How transient life is...

Pay attention to every minute... - because time stands still for no one... (A. Watts)


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