Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma December 13, 2011

Sit Down and Settle the Body and Mind

We need to talk about a balance. Frankly, I think Asian monastics probably spend too much time sitting in meditation looking inward, and not enough time outdoors. They have to go out, as Shakyamuni did, and find out how people are living in society. But in the West, it’s the opposite problem. People spend all their time in the outer world. They’ve been successful in business, in their professional lives, but they have no relief from the stress of their lives. They need to sit down and settle the body and mind, instead of always running around feeling agitated inside.
- Samu Sunim, “Buddha in the Market: An Interview with Korean Zen Master Samu Sunim”
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