måndag 24 april 2017

Keep washing

Hi.

One evening by the fire, Monkey spoke to the animals:

“Meditation is much like washing clothes in the river. 
In the beginninng when you put it into the water, some dirt comes out and dirties the water. 
But the more you wash the clothes the less dirt there is. 
So, be patient and keep washing.”

Mtfbwy
Fugen

onsdag 19 april 2017

Wisdom


Wisdom

One day over breakfast Turtle asked Monkey: "What is Wisdom?"
"Wisdom is not knowing things but rather a deep understanding of things.
It is there to help you as discover the changing, interconnected nature of all things, including wisdom itself."

Mtfbwy
Fugen

söndag 16 april 2017

Who´s the smartest?

Hi.

I got the question the other day if Monkey is the smartest of the animals, to which i smiled and replied:
"No, but he's the one who talks all the time..."

Mtfbwy
Fugen

torsdag 13 april 2017

Appreciate and value life

Hi.

One evening by the fire Monkey spoke to the animals:

”There is an old story about a man who ran from his shadow and finally fell down exhausted. 
The same goes with life. 
No matter how hard you pursue pleasure and success there are time when you will fail. 
No matter how fast you run, Sometimes you will stumble.
It is much better to appreciate and value what you have here, now, and build around that than always live on the run.”

Mtfbwy
Fugen

måndag 10 april 2017

Finding the sacred

Hi.

One evening by the fire Monkey spoke to the animals:

”Buddhism is all about finding the dicovery of the sacred in the midst of the humble and ordinary.”

Mtfbwy
Fugen

torsdag 6 april 2017

Sides

Hi.

One evening at the fire Monkey spoke to the animals:

"Its easy to see others bad sides but hard to see ones own."


Mtfbwy
Fugen

tisdag 4 april 2017

Dubious teachers

Hi.


One day when out walking, Monkey told Turtle:
"Some very dubious people pose themselves as teachers of the Dharma, but actually take advantage of others in their pursuit to emphasize their own importance in the name of the Dharma. 
This is very unfortunate, and partly happening because, when it comes to things like spirituality, people are very gullible and forget the number one principle of the Dharma." 

Mtfbwy
Fugen