Sunday, June 28, 2009

Déjà vu

"Déjà vu" number 89 of 200 from Robert Aitken's book Miniatures of a Zen Master.

Today, déjà vu.

Déjà vu, is a feeling, sometimes a jarring feeling. It not something that can be conjured up. Déjà vu feelings arise suddenly and unexpectedly.

I tend not to have this experience often. I have grown in my practice to see these paranormal experiences and feelings as normal and ordinary. Not magical at all. If I take feelings or experiences as magical, I miss being present in the moment. I still smile and wonder.

Today treatment of this miniature feels a bit light weight. The rhythm of live undulates. Show up and the sometimes the sparks grow to flames and sometimes not.  

Busy day up today. My turn to fix Sunday breakfast, Zen book group this morning, woodworking clutch this afternoon, Mary makes a new dish for dinner. Kale, Mushroom and Tomato Saute with Polenta (via Whole Food Recipe appliction for the iPod Touch). More stuff added to my todo list. and both are down. What is with technology, so undependable.

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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