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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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Distracted Minds

People who really have their minds on the Way.
Do not forget work on the fundamental.
No matter what they are doing.

Yet if they still distinguish this work from ordinary activities,
even as they do them together, they will naturally be concerned
about being distracted by activities and forgetting the meditation work.

This is because of viewing things as outside the mind.


Muso Soseki

Following the path

We are not going in circles,
we are going upwards.

The path is a spiral;
we have already climbed many steps.


Hermann Hesse

Breathing

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky.
Conscious breathing is my anchor.


Thich Nhat Hanh

Walking

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.


Thích Nhat Hạnh

Learning

Teachers open the door…
You enter by yourself.

Seekers

There are many seekers who analyze but never practice zazen.
They just keep the books,
like bankers who count money without themselves being rich.


Kodo Sawaki