Reflections

If there is an objective or a goal in the buddhist practice, it is the realization of no-self; in other words, that everything what comes into existence is impermanent, appearing just here and now due to causes and conditions. Almost all the sutras and texts point into this direction: they bring up situations and teachings what show the importance that our life is rooted in the present moment. As our practice of zazen, this moment is always fresh, unspoiled.

On this page we will publish teachings, commentaries (also of you, if you send some) and the actual photo of our last zazen day, a present moment just gone.

Recent Reflections

DARKNESS OF THE PINESHADOW

At the entrance to the zendo at the Gendronniere there is a caligraphie of master Taisen Deshimaru reading :

Master Taisen Deshimaru Caligraphy
THE HUMAN BEING IS MORTAL

REFLECTION OF IMPERMANENCE

TODAY HE LOVES, TOMORROW HE HATES.

THE DARKNESS OF THE PINE SHADOW

DEPENDS UPON THE CLARITY OF THE MOONLIGHT.

 

The darkness of the pine shadow depends upon the clarity of the moonlight . . . . . what does that mean ?

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