turn around

A teacher of old said:

Two-thirds of your life has passed,
not polishing even a spot of your source of sacredness.
You devour your life, your days are busy with this and that.
If you don’t turn around at my shout, what can I do?

from Moon in a Dewdrop, Instruction for the Tenzo, edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi

To watch the video “Instructions to the Cook,” click here.

And for Edward Espe Brown’s Cook Your Life, click here.

Thank you for practicing,


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