Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday's Tea

External reality is but one aspect of subjective reality.

Be neither oppressed nor unsettled by the objective world, but set yourself free from it.

Vacillating between action and inaction until the next problem arises, we end up going along with the current of the times, muttering with the crowd, "After all, what can be done about it anyway?"

We should be centered so that wherever we are, whatever happens, we never lose the infantlike primal mind we are born with.

In order for us to reach this state we need a discipline or way along which to travel in search of our primal mind.

(Text is quoted from "Tea Life, Tea Mind" by Soshitsu Sen XV.)

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