Buddha’s Zen – Text Reading 2/12/12

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Featured, Notes from Practice, Weekly Words | 0 comments

Buddha’s Zen – Text Reading 2/12/12

Text Reading from 2/12/12 UZ Practice Gathering*

Buddha’s Zen

Thus I have heard, The Historical Buddha said:

I consider the positions of kings and rulers as that of dust motes. I observe treasures of gold and gems as so many bricks and pebbles. I look upon the finest silken robes as tattered rags. I see myriad worlds of the universe as small seeds of fruit, and the greatest lake in India as a drop of oil on my foot. I perceive the teachings of the world to be the illusion of magicians. I discern the highest conception of emancipation as a golden brocade in a dream, and view the holy path of the illuminated ones as flowers appearing in one’s eyes. I see meditation as a pillar of a mountain, Nirvana as a nightmare of daytime. I look upon the judgment of right and wrong as the serpentine dance of a dragon, and the rise and fall of beliefs as but traces left by the four seasons.

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