Self Worship

Gotta be careful. Gotta be careful. Gotta be careful. Just practice, every day — no matter what, no matter where, no matter why.

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The Lyre of Zorba Rests

Back in my early days in the temple in Korea, a senior European monk used to derisively call me “Zorba the Monk”. I had no idea what he meant by

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Just Avoid Clinging

Above all, don’t wish to become a future Buddha;Your only concern should be,As thought follows thought,To avoid clinging to any of them.~ Dogen Zenji

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Born in the USA

“Thomas Merton OCSO (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion. On May 26, 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood

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