Tag Archive: zen


zen

http://zen.thetao.info/do/index.htm   So the monk that was compassionate but never studied, was reborn into wealth without intelligence.  The monk that studied without practicing good works, had insight, but no means of survival.  It is through meditation and compassionate works that we can achieve enlightenment.

http://www.aboutzen.info/read/taonzen.htm – ‘Taoist Emptiness’ is completely different to ‘Buddhism Emptiness’. The Emptiness in the Tao is about restraint, patience, frugality, simplicity, lack of worldly desire etc. These are all good things for Buddhists, but they have nothing whatever to do with Buddhist Emptiness, which is about the inaccuracy of our perceptions of relativity and the fictional objects that are created from that misunderstanding
http://www.dailyzen.com/homey.asp –

We loosely talk of Self-realization, for lack of a better term. But how can one real-ize or make real that which alone is real? All we need to do is to give up our habit of regarding as real that which is unreal. All religious practices are meant solely to help us do this. When we stop regarding the unreal as real, then reality alone will remain, and we will be that.

– Ramana Marharshi (1879-1950)

http://www.dailyzen.com/meditate.asp

great indian architect

charles correa – saw a prog about him today……gr8 visionary too……….foresaw the problem of  overcrowding in mumbai very early and suggested solutions like expanding the port harbour……also learnt that he advocated the traditional architectectural feature of central courtyards in  homes…..and incorporated this feature in many of his buildings………………the central courtyard symbolises an empty space in the centre which is symbolic of/for many things (i think also represents the third eye..the spritual centre – inner eye…………..in which one meditates ). he also combined virtual imagery / paintings  juxtaposed with architecture………………….gr8 architect. also designed the gandhi museum……….a floating zen space – simple……holy-like the mahatma. liked his voice and diction too………

   

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