The Enlightened One
Spills his oryoki bowl.
As well as being of course all profound and stuff, this is a Celebratory Poem on my having signed up for the Basic Space Meditation Intensive up at Zen Mountain Monastery in September.
Just around my birthday; a present!
It is also a reference to the fact that oryoki seems to be the main thing I am worried (“worried”) about vis-à-vis said Intensive. Which is kind of funny, in some elusive sense, but it’s always good to know where the barriers are.
Or, well, to have a theory about it.
Because then you have the fun of discovering you were wrong. :)
And working on different surprise barriers instead.
Or as well.
So anyway I am extremely looking forward to it; devoted (really really devoted) readers will recall our previous weekend at Zen Mountain Monastery back in (omg haha) 2006 (a mere eight years ago), and how great that was.
Not that one part of the Pure Land is superior to any other or anything heretical like that! :) But still…
It will be tiring, bouncing up and down eagerly for like four months.