practice simply stated June 17, 2011 by Genju Practice can be stated very simply. It is moving from a life of hurting myself and others to a life of not hurting myself and others. Joko Beck (1917-2011 June 15), Everyday Zen ShareFacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInEmailPrintTumblrPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
This is as powerful a statement of life direction as I’ve read. And, perhaps after we’ve stopped the hurting, we can move on to helping.
Interesting. My first thought when I saw that enso was, “powerful”. I see Barry’s comment re Joko Beck’s quote reflects the same feeling. Well matched!
Thank you, dear friends! This enso was interesting because initially the colours didn’t come through. After it dried, it was quite stunning (in real life). The ensos get put up in the order they are done and I don’t match the paintings to the topic so it’s fascinating to see them mesh together all by themselves.
Together with Joko Beck’s statement, your enso brings to mind the endless nature of Zen practice. Thanks for this post.
Thank you! Joko will always carry that power of endless practice for me.