Zentraveler on Emptyness!

During the great depression millionaire’s were jumping out of windows at Wall Street and they still had a few million dollars left in the bank. A child in South America is working with the seagulls, wild dogs and vultures to extract a hunk of bread from the city dump. When you can learn the valuable Zen lesson “there is enough” then you can retire some of your ego driven frustrations and begin to be in tune with nature. The next time you see a flock of birds flying high in the sky and going through some playful acrobatics you can be assured they are not worried about starving. They know the creator has provided enough for everyone. Therefore they go on with life not helter-skelter, but totally aligned with the universe. Humans are the only ones breaking all of the rules of nature and then look up in the sky for answers, or go into therapy for 10 years, or run our their obsessions to the detriment of the world.

Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind become still. The ten thousand things rise and fall while the Self watches their return. They grow and flourish and then return to the source. Returning to the source is stillness, which is the way of nature. The way of nature is unchanging. Knowing constancy is insight. Not knowing constancy leads to disaster. Knowing constancy, the mind is open. With an open mind, you will be openhearted. Being openhearted, you will act royally. Being royal, you will attain the divine. Being divine, you will be at one with the Tao. Being at one with the Tao is eternal. And though the body dies, the Tao will never pass away!

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

QUOTE: “Spring morning on the lake: The wind merges with the rain, Worldly matters are like flowers That fall only to bloom again. I retire to contemplate behind closed doors, A place of true joy, While the floating clouds come and go The whole day long.”

– Zhengue (12th cent) ——dailyzen.com

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Did the lost continent of Atlantis ever exist? In 335 B.C., the Greek philosopher and writer, Plato, wrote a tale about a splendid empire on a mythical island in ‘ the Atlantic Ocean. He called this empire Atlantis. But historians and writers down through the ages have questioned whether Plato’s tale was truth or fiction.

According to Plato, Atlantis had a very advanced civilization, with written laws, with people highly skilled in engineering, and with magnificent temples of gold, silver, and ivory. Plato described how the armies of Atlantis conquered parts of Europe and Africa, but were defeated by the Greeks. —–bigsiteofamazingfacts.com

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Space in your mind! You may need it where you are headed.

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Get rid of all that stuff including your cluttered mind! Get empty!

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