Monday, July 27, 2009

Our Elders

"Our Elders", number 118 of 200 from Robert Aitken's book Miniatures of a Zen Master.

Popular culture is a poor substitute for communal culture. There are now not any elders in my life and I'm poorer for it. Seems to me that the generation before mine also had/has a dearth of mentoring elders. Who will break this chain of catastrophe?

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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