Calmness

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, p. 121

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In Zen poem says, ‘after the wind stop I see the flower falling -- I see a flower falling. Because of the singing bird I find the mountain -- mountain calmness’. When something happens in the realm of calmness we find the calmness. Before anything happens to the calmness we do not feel the calmness. In Japanese saying it says, ‘for the moon there is the cloud. For the flower we have wind’. Actually -- usually it means the effervescence of life which we find it very difficult to live in it -- ... Read Transcript (this version is updated and corrected at times. Any other transcripts below are not).


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