Monday, December 13, 2010

Contemplative Monday

" A tradition, I thought, is like an old man: it must be taken care of; taken with a grain of salt; taken for what it is: precious, limited, a window into the past and, properly plumbed, a door to the future. There we stand at the hinge, making it all happen----or not...."

While reading an article by Shozan Jack Haubner, a Zen practitioner who lives in the U.S., from which the above quote is taken, I couldn't help but think of my father.

The article, in the Shambhala Sun magazine,  was about the author's experience looking after a very old Zen master, his teacher.

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