Rain throughout day as 350.org huddles indoors at Camden Snowbowl brief speeches and homemade treats as letters and petitions are signed and sent. Then the photograph. Soaking happily.
The great way of the buddhas is profound, wondrous, inconceivable; how could its practice be easy? Have you not seen how the ancients gave up their bodies and lives, abandoned their countries, cities, and families, looking upon them as shards of tile?To unite with the way is to let rain fall to ground.
After that they passed eons living alone in the mountains and forests, bodies and minds like dead trees; only then did they unite with the way. Then they could use the mountains and rivers for words, raise the wind and rain for a tongue, and explain the great void, turning the incomparable wheel.
- Dogen (1200-1253)
How hard it that?
It is time to come to earth.
As rain through itself.