Moss-covered Monk

Moss-covered Monk


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Delayed Daily Musing - February 15th, 2013 - Leisure - 閒暇 - Xiánxiá

Leisure - 閒暇 - Xiánxiá

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Bicycles lean upon a willow,
one tall, the other short;
a tacklebox opened wide.
Father and son cast, in unison;
bonding beside the shore.

~inspired by Deng Ming-Dao

It is possible to sense the Life-pulse in the hollows, valleys and intervals between momentous events. If you wish to see Tao, then you must discern these sources for yourself. This requires leisure. Without leisure, you could not relax for meditation. You must sit and contemplate, in order to sense the opportunity to respond to inner urges.

If you can find a place to retreat, you may forge a life where the floodgates of Tao are open. Out in the woods, or alone on a mountaintop, or even in a isolated village alongside other people sensitive to nature, a possibility exists to know the deeply profound. Only when you dedicate the time to accumulating belief and faith, through direct experience, will you catch a glimpse of Tao. In this state, you will find complete restfulness and a natural sense of rightness in action.