Open Thread: Zen Monday

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When facing a single tree, if you look at a single one of its red leaves, you will not see all the others. When the eye is not set on one leaf, and you face the tree with nothing at all in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye without limit. But if a single leaf holds the eye, it will be as if the remaining leaves were not there.

-Takuan Soto



Comments [4]

Lake's picture

Could someone tell me...

what all these numbers/letters are?

 

It's happening on all my comments....unless I go in and edit it.

Thanks

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Lake

Lake's picture

Just for fun .....

I replaced tree and leaves with woman and women.....

Oh the wisdom of Monday Zen!!! Wink

Lake

Conlite's picture

I thought that was what the

I thought that was what the whole point of this quote was?  Its not about women?  What's it about then?  Think I'll have to stick to being Christian, since I'm clearly not smart enough to handle zen.

Lake's picture

It is and

you are smart enough!!!!  Wink

Lake