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I’ve been getting a bit too serious with my practice. So instead of Zen Koans I have been studying some Zen jokes lately. Here it goes:

A young man decided to become a Zen Monk. As part of his training he is told he must live in one room, with one meal a day in complete silence. Every ten years he is allowed out of the room and can say three words. After the first ten years the man is let out of the room and is taken to the Zen Master. The Master asks: “Do you have anything to say?” The man replies: “Bed too hard.” “OK”, says the Master, “we will see what we can do.”

Ten years later the man is let out of the room again and

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Jack Kornfield is a meditation teacher at the Spirit Rock Mountain Center and an authour of books on the subject of spirituality.
In this book he explains, that even after achieving realization about who you really are – after the ecstasy – we are faced with the day-to-day task of translating that freedom into our lives. We are faced with the laundry…  Read the rest of this entry »

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In this talk Jiddu Krishnamurti raises the following questions
– In meditation, what is the place of search? Can one bring about order without understanding disorder?

– Is control necessary for order? Why do we need control when there is understanding of “what is”?

The light always goes up!

Many times I have blamed my job for not being able to be spiritual enough.  In general I always had the notion that work is keeping me from my real life. I still do believe that most people nowadays are not intouch with themselves anymore – because of the tremendous amount of stress and involvement in their work. We grow up believing that we have to succeed. We even feel guilty towards out parents maybe that sponsored our education. We have to become an architects since we studied architecture. Everything else would be a waste. I came to the conclusion that it is the exact oposite: we forget about our “real” life because we are too caught up working. I could never come to peace with this system: I have to work to get this and that. This has been indoctrinated into our being. That’s why we think everything that is worth something has to be hard earned. Anything that comes easy cant be of an value. Jon Kabat-Zinn is a wonderful person that reminds us of what really matters.