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June 27, 2012


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And often teachers mirror our delusions... oh wait... that's what you said.

Jim Pallett

In my personal experience of him, Zen Master Seung Sahn never ever disappointed me. He was the most consistently of service in each moment person I have ever encountered. Aitken Roshi was a good and kind teacher, who i had the joy and pleasure of knowing because Dae Soen Sa Nim took me along to meet him in Hawaii. Aitken Roshi forever after made me feel welcome to practice together with him too.
Lifetime after lifetime, interminable. Save all beings, indispensable.


Trouble maker! ;-)

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