Continuing our discussion of time … we go back to the future …
What’s a Zen ‘approach’ to the future?
Well, again, we experience the future many ways at once!
Today’s sitting is dedicated to Chan Master Sheng Yen, who passed away in a hospital in Taiwan last night. A wonderful and sincere teacher. Shortly before his death, he composed this poem …
Busy with nothing, growing old.
Within emptiness, weeping, laughing.
Intrinsically, there is no “I.”
Life and death, thus cast aside.
(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)