my buddhist/zen teacher dear Beishi Guohan
wrote in his book, Tip of the Ripple
“that it is easy to investigate Chan at a crossroad”
this has reverberated for a number of days….
for in the crossing of two paths
one of false nature, the other of true nature
where do they cross?
it is that moment one’s awareness comes in contact with the falseness of one’s self
when roads cross one another, the experience can be transformative
as they reveal the incongruity of two differently perceived worlds
perceived reality of the road more travelled loosens its grip each time it is crossed
as the stillness of the ocean
comes in contact with the raging seas
when one only knows and experiences the ever changing seas
and begins to taste the stillness of the depths at the same time
in that moment when the two merge perceived reality begins to reform
the paradigm shifts
the point of view broadens
to one which accounts for both the changing sea and the ocean depths
the crossroads of life are only reached when we venture on the road of peaceful stillness
and bring it in contact with the sleep filled roads we travel in daily life
the crossing of these roads are the key to our freedom
take the road less travelled and venture across the old roads
3 thoughts on “crossroads”
Thank YOU! This answers the question I had about “the cross” and its expansiveness, as well as its power to transform!
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