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Mark Foote
Post title: A Quote From Pablo Neruda
(Aug 6 2019 at 02:55 PM)

Clear Lake CloudsA friend emailed me this quote from Pablo Neruda:

To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvelous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers

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Mark Foote
Post title: "Does Nonthinking Require Effort?"
(Jul 18 2019 at 12:40 PM)

Clear Lake CloudsIn his "Lancet of Seated Meditation" ("Shobo genzo zazen shin"), Dogen quotes a conversation:

Once, when the Great Master Hung-tao of Yueh shan was sitting in meditation , a monk asked him,

What are you thinking, sitting there so fixedly?
The master answered, "I'm thinking of not thinking."
The monk asked, "How do you think of

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Mark Foote
Post title: Attained Through the Body
(Jun 12 2019 at 11:11 PM)

Clear Lake CloudsHere is Dogen, from one of his lectures (as recorded by Koun Ejo):

Is the way attained through mind or body? In the teaching schools it is said that since body and mind are not separate, the Way is attained through the body. Yet it is not clear that we attain the Way through the body, because they say 'since' body and mind are not separat

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