#werk

a day without work, is a day without food

Posted on nov 30, 2017

净食 ALMS  – Alms is a cinematic tour through a remote mountain Chan/Zen Buddhist monastery in Southern China. Audiences are guided by the community’s Head Chef (典座 dianzuo) as he explains the traditional cultivation, distribution and ritual offering of food in this traditional Buddhist community. We follow the gathering of local fuels and farmed vegetables, and witness how living members of this community work in harmony with elements of their surrounding naturalenvironment to provide the supportive infrastructure surrounding the Meditation Hall (禪堂 Zendo/Chantang), where a group of cloistered monks devote themselves to meditation practice. – a film by Edward A. Burger (2010), commonfolks.com

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de stank van satori

Posted on mei 17, 2017

Cast away all the stink of satori! And work for others without blowing your own trumpet.

Secret exercise,
hidden work:
Like a fool,
like an idiot.
(689)

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onzelfzuchtig helpen

Posted on mei 17, 2017

the tenth drawing in the Ten Oxherding Pictures: ‘Entering the town with offering hands’ is the natural consequence and the final goal of zazen. This is because the profound feeling of compassion originates in satori experience. With all people, share the complete freedom of Zen you have gained through zazen practice.

Watch all sentient beings
with merciful eyes.
(482)

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1 mei: het belang van werk

Posted on mei 1, 2017

“Een Chinese meester verwoord het belang van werk aldus:  …  Juist het moment dat je verlangt naar stilte en rumoer verafschuwt, is het beste tijdstip om al je krachten in je werk te werpen. Plotseling zal het besef waarnaar je in je stille meditatie zo gezocht hebt over je komen te midden van de woelingen van het leven, o, de kracht die je opdoet uit deze doorbraak is duizenden en miljoenen malen groter dan die je verwerft door stille meditatie op je strooien kussen en je bamboezetel. ”

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