Miao All the Time
"Miao" is an old Chinese term and "may also be translated as "Essence": it means "the wonderful," the "ultimate," the "logically unknowable," the "quintessence," or "esoteric truth," writes Lin Yutang in The Wisdom of China, in a note to the first chapter of Tao Te Ching there. [Wic 31n]
The terms "Cosmic" and "great" both pertain to the universe, because both are in the cosmos and parttake of it. Put differently, everything in the universe is of it, that is, cosmic. And "great" is what is called great, at any rate.
With mind and body in relaxed harmony, you can hopefully decide successfully on what to do next. To take into oneself (take on) what is in one's surrounding nature, is a Zen activity endorsed by Dogen. And sensible smartness and wisdom naturally come from the other shore, where intuitive reflection is rooted as well.
When the body is in shape and great harmony, you can often decide better on what to do
Wisdom is a kind of intuitive ability that occurs in body and mind when our body and mind are in the state of balance and harmony - hopefully.
The health fruits on the body level of resting and unstressing are very many. [Ams 477].
The essence of zazen is to have taken on all
MAHA-PRAJNA-PARAMITA is the essence of yogic meditation, or Zen sitting.
The right state is a fruit of the practice or training of the best sort - accomplish the truth - art is large-hearted or intuitive
From the basis of a well balanced and harmonised body-mind you may eventually rise to work in okay manner too.
Over-all or overriding, sensible wisdom that many of our decisions are based on, is hardly intellectually, but intuitively based.
Now understand that great art too, like true wisdom, is somehow linked to the Other Shore -
GistTry to gain some welcoming arms, some sort of Tao. You may revert to these abstracts and summaries for it till your hair has turned grey.
Harmony is helped by attunement to the Other Shore (Deep Within). Buddhism offers three main gates: meditation, life standards, and good fellowship.
What is real inside a real setting. So avatar teaching that the world is an illusion, means those teachings are self-contradictory higher up, even insane or piggish, to say the least. It helps to recognise what could very well be a universal principle: it's good to have inner gates of understanding and frivolity.
Let the the content of your notice board - even your wall-paper suggest something real in your own universe. What's real should have instant appeal - the real content inside one real setting, where helps one to recognise. It helps to recall or recognise what could very well be a universal principle. Recognise an important thing - such an item on your inner notice-board (all memories) - could have far-reaching mirroring effects.
What's significant or real is often good to get aware of
It helps to recognise what could very well be a universal principle
We had better recognise an important thing at once. Important notes are often hard and puzzling at first, before you understand them quite well. Koan, which we have translated into puzzle, in the end or by some long shot means the realised law of the universe, or such a blessed state of art, namely the real universe itself. That's how these things are considered in the best of Zen, both Soto Zen and Rinsai Zen.
So a seemingly erratic puzzle can happen to embody or express not a little, perhaps a fairly universal principle - and perhaps what you find out opens the inner gates to realise goodies yourself. That is the Zen way of the old masters.
This was to accommodate us to the thought: The content of a birtish notice board can have far-reaching effects.
What's real is the real content inside one real setting
Let the content of your notice board express what's real in your own universe.
It's often good to look into realised expressions from tall guys
A notice board is inside the realised the blessed state of art, or the real universe, or is an expression of it itself.
It's often good to have a notice board, whatever it may be. ◊
The stout homily is often good to be aware of against parading guru bandits
Think that universal principles must be manifested locally, after being realised by the blessed yourself.
Feel free to believe what is bright and clear is splendid and put a little to use.
Note what is bright and clear
WE NOTE the Japanese expression: "The whole universe in all directions is as splendid as a clear pearl."
In the bright and clear light the universe could be like that: outright splendid. This being so, to look down on a donkey and clown doesn't always pay. ◊
Assume that splendid is what splendid looks like
FEEL FREE to believe what is bright and clear is splendid and put a little of it to use somehow. What is more, is a jackass part of the bright and splendid universe, it is inherently bright and clear and splendid at all times, no matter what it looks like on the outside.
Feel freer at last
IF SO, feel free to believe: "Jack is as good as his master". (British proverb) "I am as the dust of your feet," said Yogananda.
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