either/or...
look closely...
no!
(and yes)
😎

a prerequisite
for experiencing suffering
is a belief
in the existence of suffering

😎

if it can be
expressed in words
it's conceptual
...simples

😎

zen - perceive clearly
have as pleasant a time
as possible
until you die
😎

no harm in concepts
if they are not confused
with what is

😎

meaning is always
attributed -
never
intrinsic
😎

whatever's occurring
there'll be another moment
along in a moment
😎

fanfares
celestial choirs
no
a soft aha
a smile
paradigm shifted

😎

zen -
the length of
the discourse
is inversely
proportional
to the author's
insight

😎

we cannot
(and should not try to)
control
the arising of thoughts
saint or monster
and all things between
what we can
(and should try to)
regulate
is our response

😎

equi-valent:

feeling expansive
at-one
wonderful....
now -
what shall
i have
for tea?

😎

we zen practitioners
need to
get over
our selves

😎

regular sitting practice
changes the structure
and functioning
of the brain -
it's a ready meal:
just add philosophy
according to taste -

or don't
😎

eating my breakfast
cat on my lap
if i need to add to it
i have not grasped it
i have misunderstood

zen - no drama
😎

Trying to describe the fruits of zazen in words is like trying to pick up a single grain of sand whilst wearing oversized furry mittens.

In gratitude.

zen - no drama
😎

just sit...
too simple...
we are desperate
to add to it...

DON'T!

zen - no drama
😎

Drop attempts at explanation.
Drop teachings.
Sit.
Live life.
Nothing extra.
Nothing missing.
Nothing lasts.

Gratitude.

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