Monday, October 17, 2005

Quotable | nonmovement

open quoteZen is not about nonmovement. . . . Sitting is a centered, strong position in the midst of movement. When you get a top spinning just right, even though it’s going very fast, it’s so stable that it doesn’t even look as if it’s moving. If it’s slightly off balance, it wobbles. It has to be centered and moving very fast in order to be stable. That’s what Zen is all about.

-- Bernie Glassman, Zen teacher, founder of the Peacemaker Community, and author of Instructions to the Cook.

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