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Writing and Regretting!

I've just seen Elephant Journal publish an article called How To Survive A 7 Day Sesshin. Turns out I wrote it! I've survived my first editors, but I suspect they added typos! I won't say anything else about the huge crystal behind the Buddha they posted with my article.

The editors didn't add typos of course, but it reveals some truth about the nature of my mind. It's always an other that's putting the butterflies in my stomach. Actually, my stomach just breeds butterflies. When I open my mouth I puke them out by accident. In the case of this article, they escaped through my finger tips.

Having a submission accepted (it's only happened a few times for me) is almost as bad as having a submission rejected. When I'm rejected there this hope I can try again. When I'm accepted there seems to so many things I left unclear, and there's a concrete example of me. I tend to always disagree with the phenomenal expression of me. 

So much has come up; my se…

Stone Human Stares At Stone Happiness.

“What sort of person stands on the ground where there’s neither coming nor going?” Kyūhō answered, “The stone sheep versus the stone tiger: sooner or later they’ll get tired of staring each other in the eyes.” The stone sheep won’t flinch. The stone tiger won’t jump out of hunger. That’s the point – encountering things beyond thinking.
-Kodo Sawaki
Ever walk around completely restless? The coffee doesn't work like it did yesterday, Saturday just doesn't deliver the weekend, and you're wondering who you are and what you are doing? 
That's me. That's why I haven't written in a couple days. I did write this: 
This quote: As for internal conditions, such things as ignorance, desire, and karma constitute the conditions, while the skandhas, dhatus, and ayatanas give rise to constitute the results of conditions. they aren't separate, but this is how foolish people imagine them. This is what is meant by internal conditions. Pg. 115, top Red Pine's note says tha…