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June 22, 2009

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puerhan

Perfectly brilliant. As usual.

Many thanks.

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~gassho~

Molly Brown

Barry,

That is really beautiful. And quite a picture. Attitude poisons, or nurtures. My how true. And how crazy to observe it go from poisoning to nurturing in such a short span of time. I guess I am glad we have the capacity to move through the poisoning. But then again, I guess one is not better tan the other, is it? Tall is tall, short is short. Hmmm.

Peace,

Molly

Barry Briggs

As usual, Puerhan, I simply borrow from those who have wisdom. Where would I be without Aitken Roshi and our other brilliant teachers?

Thank you, Molly. I'm always amazed at how quickly the mind can shuttle back and forth between nurture and poison. Tall is tall, short is short. But poison kills, so we must see tall as tall, short as short.

Phil

What a wonderful use of my flickr picture! Really made my day.

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