22 April 2011

Every Day is a Holy Day

In Zen we are told to die on the mat.

We are told to do that because by dying in mu, we come to live beyond birth and death.  In that one true samādhi, evils are extinguished, karma is purified, and obstructions are dissolved. 

It's not that Zen folk don't believe in redemption and resurrection and things like that.

It's just that, for us, every day is Good Friday, and every day is Easter.

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