Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ailments of Old Age

"Ailments of Old Age" number 66 of 200 from Robert Aitken's book Miniatures of a Zen Master.

Current conditions are the result of past actions. Thich Nhat Hanh said "This is like this because that is like that." Aitken Roshi says that "the problem with this truism is that usually by the time it rings true, it's too late."

This motivates me to take care in the now. Not always of course, but more and more. 

Any error or confusion created by my commentary on Miniatures of a Zen Master
is solely a reflection of my own delusion and ignorance.
Any merit generated by this activity is solely the result of
Aitken Roshi's clear teaching and is dedicated to
all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas throughout space and time.

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