Monday, September 21, 2009

இதுவும் கடந்து போகும்

இதுவும் கடந்து போகும். (மற்றுமொரு ஜென் கதை - ஆங்கிலத்தில்)

This story speaks about Maya, "Even this shall pass!"

A student went to his Zen Master, and said:  "My meditation is horrible!
I feel so distracted, or my legs begin to ache or I am constantly falling
asleep.  It is just horrible!"

The Zen Master said kindly:  This shall pass!

A month later,  the student came back to the Master, and said:
"My meditatin is wonderful.  I feel so aware, so peaceful, so alive!
It is just wonderful!"

The Zen Master replied, matter-of-factly:  "Oh!  Even this shall pass!"

(Source:  The Essays in Zen Buddhism, 

Dr. D.T. Suzuki.  Rider and Company, New York.)

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