Thursday, December 1, 2011

Study Hall

"If you can appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything. It is not just a flower. It is the absolute, it is Buddha himself. We see it in that way. But at the same time, that which exists is just a flower, and there is no-one to see it and nothing to be seen. That is the feeling we should have in our practice and in our everyday activity. Then, whatever work you do, you will have a continuous feeling of pure gratitude" - Branching Streams Flow In The Darkness, Suzuki Roshi.


Mike said...

Hi Shundo,

Can one appreciate being sick? Because ugh, I have a nasty cold.

Hope all is well


Shundo said...

Hi Mike,

Sorry that you are sick - we have had a bug, perhaps the same one, go round here, and I have just had it. Maybe I should write about that tomorrow.
But the answer is yes; at least we can try.