From "The Mystic Discourses" volume 5. (Some poetic reflections, after reading Endo Shusaku's "The Samurai," pictured above)
Meditations on the hope of all souls
Meditations on the Way of Noble Nothingness
Striving for joy is an endless striving. Lamenting for peace brings endless lament. Grasping for love becomes endless grasping. So, the tragedy of life finds no end. Who can escape …
A short poem of the Way.
(1 min read) We are weakened by what we oppose, and strengthened by what we stand for. So stand with the good and let that good overcome all evil.
(2 min. read) If you always face what challenges you, you rob it of its mystery and power. If the worst is always behind you… everything ahead is freedom.
wind chimes in the soul our own laughter echoes there soul chimes in the wind.
(7 min. read) The answer lies not in combating the evils in our neighbor with the weapon of our own evil… but in confronting OUR OWN EVILS with the Good.
The cost of each thing is the thing itself. And so you must lose your life to find it.