Sacred Life Sunday: In Ten Directions

“On the great road of Buddha ancestors,
there is always unsurpassable practice, continuous and sustained.
It is the circle of the way and is never cut off.
Between aspiration, practice, enlightenment, and nirvana,
there is not a moment’s gap;
continuous practice is the circle of the way.
This being so, continuous practice is unstained,
not forced by you or others.
The power of this continuous practice confirms you as well as others.
It means your practice affects the entire earth
and the entire sky in the ten directions.
Although not noticed by others or yourself, it is so.”

— Dogen

All around us is giving voice-giving guidance.  All around us are blessings.  All around us we are held and sustained.  All around us in whatever way we move towards an understanding of truth, in whatever step we make  towards beauty, there are whispers saying, “Amen”.


2 responses to “Sacred Life Sunday: In Ten Directions

  • Kateri

    This photo, the words you chose to accompany them, and your own…so inspiring and just the beautiful truth. For years I had a continuous practice…one that sometimes lapsed in my humaness, but one that I counted on to return to, over and over again. In the past year, when I’ve probably needed it most, I’ve lost it somehow. You’ve inspired me to find it again. It’s still there, waiting to be the ground beneath me again. Thanks for reminding me.

    And I love the new theme 🙂 I think it adds a lot. Softer and more harmonious without the starkness of white. Your photo just glows.

  • dawnsrays

    Very beautiful. Your soul always shines through.

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