Tuesday, July 27, 2010
We have forgotten how to wait. This is an area almost deserted. However, being able to bide his time is our greatest treasure.
The whole existence waits for the right moment. Even trees know it - which is the time to flourish, and to let all the leaves and stand naked against the sky.
Also in this nakedness they are beautiful, waiting for the new foliage with great confidence that the old leaves have fallen, and that the new will soon be arriving. And the new leaves start to grow.
We have forgotten how to wait, we want everything in a hurry. This is a great loss for humanity.
In silence and waiting something inside you goes on growing - your authentic self. One day it jumps and becomes a flame, and his whole personality is shattered; you are a new man. And this new man knows what is a ceremony, this new man knows the chief of eternal life.
from "Zen: The Diamond Thunderbolt "