Controlling The Mind. ~January 14th.

Via on Jan 14, 2011

“To give your sheep or cow a large, spacious meadow is the way to control him…

The same works for yourself as well. If you want to obtain perfect calmness in your zazen, you should not be bothered by the various images you find in your mind. Let them come and let them go. Then they will be under control.” ~from Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

The whole breath taking passage!

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One Response to “Controlling The Mind. ~January 14th.”

  1. TamingAuthor says:

    Hmm. Wonder if the metaphor is "out to pasture" or "off the reservation." Lots of space to wander.

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