It’s nice to be important…

22 February 2006

…but it’s more important to be nice. To wit:

“Another Sunim, Zen Master Dae Bong, said, “When you live together, it’s like rocks in a stream: all the sharp points get worn away. Then you’re nice and smooth. Everyone loves river stones and wants to put one in their pocket. Why? Because they’re smooth. Make yourself smooth, and others will want to put you in their pockets,” meaning we can help and teach people but only once we ourselves have “worn away” our karma enough that we’re no longer in our own way. Meditation and the meditation hall is generally thought of as something you do after you learn how to play nice with others. “

This is from One robe, one bowl. Nice blog. Good sense of humour.


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