Training break #194

7 01 2011

I’D RATHER BE HERE RIGHT NOW.

– bumper sticker seen this morning





Silence

16 12 2010

“You know what’s the loudest noise in the world, man? The loudest noise in the world is silence.”

Thanks, Mr. Monk, for that and for so many other things. (And if you haven’t read Robin Kelley’s book, it’s a wonderful story.)

Run With Mu is taking its own vow of silence until the early days of 2011. Enjoy a peaceful holiday season.





Training Break #192

5 11 2010

Take them away, names like Buddhism. I’m impatient with them. There’s something beyond all that, beneath all that, that they all share, that they all come from. They are branches from a single root. And that’s what one has to pay attention to.

– W. S. Merwin, Tricycle Winter 2010 issue





Training Break #190

7 10 2010

One of my favorite jokes.





Training break #189

17 09 2010

Right now, and already gone.





Training Break #188

10 09 2010

A trail is only useful to get you to where you’re going to leave the trail.

– Gary Snyder





Training Break #186

20 08 2010

A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light.

– Franz Kafka, The Zurau Aphorisms





Training Break #183

16 07 2010

That sand’s not gonna rake itself, Hiroshi.

– Jack (Adam Brody), Thank You For Smoking





Training break #181

2 07 2010

Beauty underfoot: manhole covers in Japan.





Training break #180

25 06 2010

I study Buddhism so that, someday, I won’t have to study it anymore.

– Gary Thorp, “Shelter From The Storm,” Tricycle Summer 2005








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