Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” by Shunryū Suzuki.

Today I pray, “Dear God, Is the perception of zen the existence of zen?”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:

“When something dies is the greatest teaching.”

Self drought does not long for rain. The lessons of self, released with self, share with time eternal. Merriment expresses itself through as though playing an entire game of baseball, running the bases in reverse. There is joy in the belonging, not in the game. And the tree knew this. And I knew this. And I know this. I am uncovered delight. I am the wishing well, not the wishes or the wisher. Into the well, a stone is cast. I am the polishing of the stone.


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