In studying ourselves

by Taizan Maezumi Roshi

In studying ourselves
We find the harmony
That is our total existence

We do not make harmony
We do not achieve it
Or gain it

It is there - all the time

Here we are - in the midst
Of this perfect way
And our practice is...

Simply to realize it
And then
To actualize it
In our everyday life...

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Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Shambhala Classics) On Zen Practice: Body, Breath, Mind Teaching of the Great Mountain : Zen Talks by Taizan Maezumi The Hazy Moon of Enlightenment: Part of the On Zen Practice Series

In studying ourselves