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May 23, 2012


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Today, the chapter in my Level 2's reading class about instant changes to the Earth's suface (via earthquakes, floods, hurricanes...) then I came in and read this post on my phone. An interesting moment of synchronicity!


Just beautiful. And what a reminder of the nature of emptiness/boundlessness. It great to see you enjoying your life, Barry!

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  • Zen teachers sometimes use the Ten Ox Herding Pictures to describe the path of awakening. Within this metaphorical framework, the ox symbolizes the secretive, unruly human mind.
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