Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Purpose 目的 ...


Purpose
目的 ...



A student asked Soen Nakagawa during a meditation retreat, 
"I am very discouraged. What should I do?"
Soen replied, "Encourage others." ...
(Essential Zen)



When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; 
when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man ...
(Essential Zen)



Once Yunmen said to the assembly:
"Medicine and disease cure each other. The entire earth is medicine. 
What is the self?" ...  
(Essential Zen)

19 comments:

Ángel said...

Estos templos tienen una magia muy especial, bien reflejada en tus fotografías.
Cordiales saludos

Nordis said...

Beautiful pictures

Eyeliquor said...

Wonderful lessons:-)
lovely images!
Thank you my friend!

SKIZO said...

Excellent
work
thank you for sharing

smalldot said...

wise thoughts

Joop Zand said...

It's very nice Wong....
compositions and colors are great.

greetings, Joop

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

cool images - well done

Mama-Bug said...

A very thoughtful post Wong.

MTO Photography said...

Nice thoughts and lovely photos. I love the details:)
/Maria

Erika said...

Wonderful statues! I like very much zen doctrine.
Best wishes
erika

Kenneth Larsson said...

To encourage others is just what you do, Wong!

Have a nice day! :-)

Olivier said...

magnifique ce bouddha.

Traveling Hawk said...

Splendid! Wonderful photos and wise words. Thank you, Wong!

ρομπερτ said...

A quarter to four in the morning over here, I thank you for this excersise very much. The last picture / quote incredible; something which for sure will follow me a while.

Please have a good Tuesday you all.

daily athens

Randy said...

What a lovely temple. I would love to visit this place.

pharaonx said...

beautiful saying. worth remembering. and i like the photo illustration. :)

Andras said...

Lovely post, vise thouts!

Sciarada said...

Ciao Wong,
what a wonderful world zen!

UIFPW08 said...

Oriental sapience..