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Written Words2019-05-17T17:21:50-07:00

The Essence Of T’ai Chi Chih

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

Softness and continuity are the essence of T’ai Chi Chih. It is the soft water that wears away the hard rock; the tongue outlasts the teeth. Hardness and confrontation are brittle and destructive; softness and a gentle manner of thinking are life-enriching. Contrast [...]

Buddha’s Answer

May 6th, 2019|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

The Buddha was asked: “Are you a God?” “No,” was his answer. “Are you a super man?” “No.” “Then what are you?” “I am awake!” was the surprising answer. Buddha meant this literally. Most of us dream our way through life, superficially responding [...]

Zen Meditation

May 5th, 2019|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

There seems to be a renaissance of interest in Zen in this country. I am happy that [we've published my book,] Zen Meditation: A Broad View, which had been out of print for many years. More and more people are beginning to realize [...]

Wabi Sabi

April 15th, 2019|Categories: Climb the Joyous Mountain|

To understand Japanese people, one must know something of the wabi sabi concept. The Japanese sense of beauty, unlike some of the gaudy Chinese manifestations, usually relies on delicate understatement. What is left out is just as important as what is put in. A [...]

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