A Righteous Dream?
In my 9/16/2002 clear and intellectual dream
my older brother Leonard told me that Zazen practice
was likely to be futile.
I said "even if there were only
the slightest chance that benefit would result,
still Zazen practice, suffering, and effort would be richly warranted
since benefits, averaged across practioners, were statistically certain.
I felt some joy on awakening
having won that sibling rivalry exchange
as we realized I was right,
and Mom was our witness.
The frustration of wanting to "Amount to Something"
even with sincere Meditational Practice
argues that wanting gain is a mistake antithetical to Zazen,
since in Therapy and Meditation one doesn't necessarily "get better".
The Purpose of Life speculates on what will we evolve to, and why.
Right, According to Buddha is my brief summary of a book by Thich Nhat Hahn.
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