Awakin.org

Waking up to Wisdom
In Stillness and Community

Reader comment on Judith Thompson's passage ...

We Are Between Stories


On Dec 19, 2011 Catherine Todd wrote:

Conrad wrote: "Zen …insists that the whole trouble is just our failure to realize that there is no problem, and of course, this means that there is no solution either.”

      “…A solution to the great problem of life, is not solving it all: the not solving is really the solving. The wise man does not pursue wisdom but lives his life and therein precisely does his wisdom lie.  The wisdom that Faust comes to in the end, Zen starts with it... When an ordinary person becomes enlightened, he or she is a sage. When a sage becomes enlightened, he or she is an ordinary person.” Reducing desire and being in the present more often are great  for me."

 

Thank you! These are "words to the wise" and "words from the wise" and I can understand and take this to heart. Gracias!

 

"The winds of grace blow all the time; all we need do is set our sails."



Reply To Comment Above:

Send me an email when a comment is added on this passage.
Name: Email: