“The teacher and the taught together create the teaching”.
Archive for December, 2006
The whole essence of Zen consists in walking along the razor’s edge of Now – to be so utterly, so completely present that no problem, no suffering, nothing that is not who you are in your essence, can survive in you. In the Now, in the absence of time, all your problems dissolve. Suffering needs time; it cannot survive in the Now.
Rich Skrenta, CEO of Topix.net, puts it this way:
The second mouse gets the cheese while the first mouse gets trampled on.
- All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
- He had nothing to start with, except the capacity to know what he wanted, and the determination to stand by that desire until he realized it.
- Seek expert cousel before giving up. “Three feet from Gold” story.
- The greatest success comes just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken. Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.
- What of the man who has neither the time, not the inclination to study failure in search of knowledge that may lead to success? Where and how is he to learn the art of converting defeat into stepping stonres to opportunity?
- When riches begin to come they come so quickly, in such great abundance, that one wonders where they have been hiding during all those lean years.