Thank you, Zen Revolution, for a magnificently simple and beautiful post on Mindfulness Practice.

Zen Warrior

Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water.  After enlightenment chop wood, carry water.

Zen Proverb

A common misconception in following a spiritual life is the belief that in order to follow the practice that one must live in a cave, wear a saffron robe and beg for alms. This picture of a monk with a shaved head living in the mountains leads one to believe a spiritual practice is not possible unless one practices asceticism.  This commitment level and practice is too much for some so they refrain completely from practicing a spiritual life.  This all or nothing mentality creates a missing in a person’s life.  It IS possible to have a spiritual existence without a shaved head and bamboo cup.  Many masters  in India as well as spiritual practitioners across the globe live a regular life with a family, and a job.   How is such a life possible?

The essence of living…

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9 responses to “

  1. One of my favourite quotes of Zen. And timely too! Thank-you (and Zen Revolution) for posting it.

  2. Wow this Zen wisdom is so powerful and deep. Thanks for sharing!

  3. You might consider letting the original author (Zen Revolution, whose post I re-blogged) know, too. I really love his blog–I suspect you and your readers would, too.

  4. Pingback: Weekly Inspiration – A Zen Quote « dilipnaidu's blog

  5. suhas

    Long time we met. Where from do you get these? Excellent collection and comments

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