12 Apr 2003 3   » (Journeyer)

The joyous and voluntary poverty of Buddhism becomes a positive force. The traditional harmlessness and refusal to take life in any form has nation-shaking implications. The practice of meditation, for which one needs only the ground beneath ones feet, wipes out mountains of junk being pumped into the mind by the mass media and supermarket universities. The belief in a serene and generous fulfillment of natural loving desires destroys ideologies which blind, maim and repress and points the way to a kind of community which would amaze moralists and transform armies of men who are fighters because they cannot be lovers.

Gary Snyder, 1961

So much talk of the "right" way to do a thing. Only "we" define the right and the wrong. And that definition is flush of so many personal contortions and lessons. Do what you feel is right for you. Use the tool or language that feels right for you and you task. Don't bog down in what the others may say. If you can't get the feel, then it's high time you work on that. No path a terminal. Every path a teaching.

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