Screen 9: Thinking and acting

The zen master says: . When you eat, eat; when you sleep, sleep.

Now as you sit erect, breathing regularly and slowly,  just sit erect, breathing regularly and slowly. So sat some unknown poet, simply aware of one sound and one sight:

A single cricket

Chirps, chirps, chirps,

And is still:

My candle sinks and dies.

 

Issa didn’t ask why his quiet composure had to be assaulted by one fly. He wrote:

One man

And one fly

In a large room

 

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