Roots Deeply Planted

October 20, 2014

I see in the world
people with wealth
who, from delusion,
don’t make a gift
of the treasure they’ve gained.
Greedy, they stash it away,
hoping for even more
sensual pleasures.

A king who, by force,
has conquered the world
and rules over the earth
to the edge of the sea,
dissatisfied with the ocean’s near shore,
longs for the ocean’s
far shore as well.

Kings & others
— plenty of people —
go to death with craving
unabated. Unsated,
they leave the body behind,
having not had enough
of the world’s sensual pleasures.

– Buddha, MN 82: Ratthapala Sutta

Homage | Buddha Vandana

Three Refuges | Tisarana

Precepts | Pañca Silani

Morning Shikanta-Zazen, Kinhin, Shikanta-Zazen, Chanting of Bodhisattva Vows and Heart Sutra, Prostrations

Samatha – Fire Kasina

90 minutes combined | 1.5 hours total

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