Zengetsu wisdom

Zengetsu, great Ch’an (Zen) master of the T’ang Dynasty

1. Censure yourself but never another. Never discuss right and wrong.

2. Virtues are the results of self discipline and do not drop from the heavens like rain or snow.

3. Some things, though right, were considered wrong for generations. Since the value of righteousness may be recognised after centuries, there is no need to crave an immediate appreciation.

4. Even though in a dark room, be as if you where facing a noble guest. Express your feelings, but become no more expressive than your own true nature.

5. Live with cause and leave results to the great law of the universe. Pass each day in peaceful contemplation.

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From We Are Transmitters

Give and it shall be given to you.
But giving life is not so easy.
It doesn’t mean handing it out to some mean fool,
or letting the living dead eat you up.
It means kindling the life quality where it was not,
even if it is only in the whiteness of a washed pocket handkerchief.

— D.H.Lawrence