Where the Buddha Resides

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“Steel Horse”  |  Anthony Satori

“The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower.  To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha — which is to demean oneself.”

— Robert M. Persig,  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

A Good Fire

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“Thoreau’s Cooking Stove”  |  Anthony Satori

“I sometimes left a good fire when I went to take a walk in a winter afternoon; and when I returned, three or four hours afterward, it would be still alive and glowing.  My house was not empty though I was gone.  It was as if I had left a cheerful housekeeper behind.  It was I and Fire that lived there.”

“The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy…  but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.  Cooking was then, for the most part, no longer a poetic, but merely a chemic process.  It will soon be forgotten, in these days of stoves, that we used to roast potatoes in the ashes.  The stove not only took up room and scented the house, but it concealed the fire, and I felt as if I had lost a companion.  You can always see a face in the fire.  The laborer, looking into it at evening, purifies his thoughts…  But I could no longer sit and look into the fire.”

— Henry David Thoreau

Tree in a Field of Yellow Flowers

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“Tree in a Field of Yellow Flowers”  |  Anthony Satori

“The temple bell stops, but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.”

— Matsuo Basho

Our connection with God does not have to begin and end at the temple door.  If we pay attention, watch closely, and listen carefully, we will find it vibrating throughout everything around us.BlogImage-footd2