If the teaching doesn't feel like it's forcing something upon you, it's not good teaching.
When it is winter, speak cold; when it is summer, speak hot.
Don't draw another's bow, don't ride another's horse, don't mind another's business.
However innumerable sentient beings, I vow to save them. However inexhaustible the passions, I vow to extinguish them. However immeasurable the dharmas, I vow to master them. However incomparable the Buddha's truth, I vow to attain it.
—The Four Vows
To ask the hard question is simple.
—W. H. Auden
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
—Zola Neale Hurston
From birth to death, it's just like this.
Friday, September 19, 2008