Sunday, July 13, 2008

Being Wise Instead of Foolish

From DailyZen:

Moonlight and the sound of pines
Are things we all know
Zen mind and delusion
Distinguish sage and fool
Go back to the place
Where not one thought appears
How shall I put this
Into words for you?


Han-shan Te-ch’ing (1546-1623)

In other words, when I am not mindful, present, or in Zen, I am being foolish or stupid.

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Comments:
I may be stupid but I'm suspicious of Chinese or Eastern philosophy.

It is the Chinese, in their wisdom or otherwise, who are increasingly copying the West, from cars to clothes.

Pete
 
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