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April 29, 2010

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Chong Go Sunim

I once got lost in Seoul while driving with some Dharma brothers. We were in a maze of side streets and had no idea where we were. Finally someone found a detailed city map in a side pocket. It was perfect, the entire city in fine detail! But it was useless. We didn't know where we were, so we didn't know where to start from!

bob

If I have to walk this spiritual journey alone; who can I blame when I stumble?

mama p

bravo! i suppose that's why i "like" zen: seems to me most often it's like the cheshire cat is offering directions...

Chong's comment reminded me of a movie one sangha is showing this week, called "Enlightenment Guaranteed". basically it's his same story, but that these brothers have lost their money and their keys to boot!

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