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MattAndJojang's Blog · 1M ago

2017 Christmas Letter

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often fi...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 2M ago

Moon in a Dewdrop

To what shall I liken the world? Moonlight, reflected In dewdrops, Shaken from a crane’s bill. –Dogen
MattAndJojang's Blog · 3M ago

The Temple Bell

The temple bell stops– but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers. –Basho
MattAndJojang's Blog · 3M ago

Bamboo Shadows

Bamboo shadows sweep the stairs but no dust is stirred; moonlight reaches to the bottom of the pond but no trace is left in the water. –Zenrinkushū
MattAndJojang's Blog · 4M ago

Longing for the Beloved

At night on my bed I longed for my only love. I sought him, but did not find him. I must rise and go about the city, the narrow streets and squares, till I find my only love. I sought him everywhere but I could not find him. —Song of Songs 3:1–2 THE ...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 5M ago

The Woman at the Inn

The radiance serenely illuminates the whole vast universe… –Zen Master Zhangzhou Xiucai A ...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 6M ago

How to Read a Book: The Ultimate Guide by Mortimer Adler

In How to Read a Book, Mortimer Adler teaches us the four levels of reading to become a more effective reader. Learning how to read is more than just picking up a book and starting to read. Marking a book is literally an experience of your difference...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 6M ago

What The Buddha Taught (In One Sentence)

Life sucks – BUT you can do something about it. ~ Nicolas Buxton
MattAndJojang's Blog · 7M ago

God The Artist

To guide us from afar. How did you think of a clean brown pool Where flecks of shadows are...
MattAndJojang's Blog · 8M ago

Robert M. Pirsig, Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dies at 88

Robert M. Pirsig, whose “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” a dense and discursiv...