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Mark Foote
Post title: The Interval of Practice
(Aug 23 2019 at 03:04 PM)

Clear Lake SailboatsA friend of mine reports that he has trouble falling asleep, and getting back to sleep when he wakes up early.

I sent him a copy of Waking Up and Falling Asleep, and I wrote:

I think it's easier to experience the things I talk about in "Waking Up and Falling Asl

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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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