just be ordinary… Zen Master Linji

“Be sovereign wherever you are

and use that place as your seat of awakening”.

Master Linji

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“As I see it, there isn’t much to do. Just be ordinary – put on your robes, eat your food, and pass the time doing nothing.”

Master Linji, Teaching 18

 

Nothing To Do, Nowhere To Go

“Many of us have spent our whole lives learning, questioning, and searching.

” But even on the path of enlightenment, if all we do is study, we’re wasting our time and that of our teacher. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t study; study and practice help each other. But what’s important is not the goal we’re seeking—even if that goal is enlightenment—but living each moment of our daily life truly and fully. Continue reading