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

The Everness of Zen

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“Everness”  |  Anthony Satori

Strive to find happiness, gratitude, and inspiration in whatever good you may have in your life, right here, right now.  This is the Everness of Zen.

[a poem]

There is no need to hurry to get there,

because there is only more here waiting there.

There is always more beauty in life when you love,

because even all becomes more when it’s shared.

There is no need to look too far forward or back,

because only now holds the essence of everness.

Find pleasure and calm in your presence of mind,

and your life won’t get lost into neverness.

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I Do Not Know Its Name

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“Golden”  |  Anthony Satori

“There was something undifferentiated and yet complete, which existed before Heaven and Earth.  Soundless and formless, it depends on nothing and does not change.  It may be considered the mother of the universe.  I do not know its name;  I call it Tao.”

— Lao Tzu

This week was the start of the Lunar New Year.  Kung xi fa cai, everyone! (A wish for happiness and prosperity.)  Cheers!

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Merge with the Divine

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“Contemplation”  |  Anthony Satori

“Well, I believe life is a Zen koan, that is, an unsolvable riddle.  But the contemplation of that riddle — even though it cannot be solved — is, in itself, transformative.  And if the contemplation is of high enough quality, you can merge with the divine.”

— Tom Robbins