Thursday, July 23, 2009

Choosing Your Battle

"Choosing Your Battle" number 114 of 200 from Robert Aitken's book Miniatures of a Zen Master.

I'm unable to get anything out of today's miniature. Of course, that in itself is something. I can 'choose my own battles' and this miniature isn't one of them.

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.


  1. LOL for the first time I feel the motivation to work this book into my reading line up.

  2. You made me smile. The first time I couldn't come up with any commentary on a miniature is the time you get motivated to look at the book?

    Trying to expressing some perceived grand understanding comes off stiff and stale while giving up and being honest encourages both writer and reader.