I am chewing on this for today. I think it applies to my Dharma practice and my Asana Practice...these two things I try to merge.
The gentle spring rain permeates the soil of my soul.
A seed that has lain deeply in th heart for many years just smiles.
Allow the rain of the Dharma to come in and penetrate the seeds that are buried deep in your consciousness. A teacher can not give you the truth. The truth is already in you.
You only need to open yourself--body, mind and heart--so that his or her teachings will penetrate your own seeds of understanding and enlightenment. If you let the words enter you, the soil and the seeds will do the rest of the work.
From The Heart of Buddha's Teaching- Thich Nhat Hanh
Shrine at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara I attend. It is very large and so beautiful.
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