Monday, March 22, 2010

zen edge

"when we are experiencing nonverbally we are walking the razor's edge - we are the present moment. When we walk the edge the agonizing states of separateness are pulled together, and we experience perhaps not happiness but joy. Understanding the razor's edge (and not just understanding it, but doing it) is what Zen practice is. The reason its difficult is that we don't want to do it. We know we don't want to do it. We want to escape from it."
"When we walk the razor's edge we're not important; we're no-self, embedded in life. This we fear - even though life as no-self is pure joy"
From "Everyday Zen" Charlotte Joko Beck

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