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7th patriarch blog
https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10509529_1532481493639401_6606956649863321135_n.jpg?oh=adcf1f5954c18d6199d6d1fd972ad912&oe=54407DF3In Between Two Pink Willow TreesReading Shiwu, I take a moment's breakTrying not to read any particular amount,just look around without intent,and a cat from afar jumps on the chair to nuzzleUnderstanding that this moment makes life and its struggles worth itEven though the moment is gone.the Mind that made it possible is notFor that Moment was the Pristine Infinity of the Mind
nice pic, I feel I should know what that is, but can't pin it, a hibiscus?shiwa is interesting, a supercompetent hermit !http://terebess.hu/zen/shiwu.htmlhard for us to realize they lived with the problem that tigers viewed them as cat food ! :o)
You're right about celibacy & Zen.And I say this as a married man.
I think being celibate is important and it perhaps relates to Śarīra. I want to avoid sounding New Agey, but I think the claims of finding it in the ashes of cremated 'masters' isn't to be taken lightly. Almost all of them were celibate too.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%9Aar%C4%ABra#Pearl-like_Sarirashttp://www.scattering-ashes.co.uk/news/buddhist-relics-revealed-after-cremation/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Huan#Personality
just an artifact of a type of cremation !