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Monday, December 8, 2014

ZEN WISDOM

Let your neighbours discover you before you make yourself known to them.
                   - Zen wisdom on modesty

Generally there is a tendency in all of us to feel great and unique and there is nothing wrong in it. But the problem is that majority of folks want validation from outside world for their self-worth. A person who wants to grow spiritually must not cling to this trait to go to the next level in life.

Zen wisdom offers more such insights on life. In fact, it is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that was developed in China during the 6th century. It emphasizes the value of meditation and intuition to grow spiritually. It recommends that we, instead of mere ritual worship or study of scriptures must transcend to a level where our life exuberates with joy at every moment.
The word Zen, in fact, originated from Sanskrit root word Dhyana which means meditation.

Do we really care ourselves to grow in life in terms of abilities and talents the Creator has endowed to us? Many complain that they are riddled with so many problems in life which if we see in correct perspective, are not problems at all!

Experience must be the umbrella rule to define happiness. If the experience is sore, we naturally switch to an action which gives us joy. The experience is the lens through which we discriminate people, choices and situations. That lens could turn into your third eye and guide you if you keep it clean with the path shown by Wisdom Masters.

Success and Spirituality go hand in hand. Those who are successful are more spiritual because they know the impermanence of success and they profoundly believe in a Power that dictates their destiny.

What is the success ? Anthony Robbins, America's prominent personality development guru says that "success is the result of the good judgement; good judgement is the result of experience; and experience is often the result of bad experience.

How you perceive the bad experience is all that matters. Why Buddha's is often talked about? Because, he is the person who worked on his own nature before he shared that wisdom to the world. His words: better to win over yourself than to win a thousand battles' always resonate my mind.

Zen wisdom is standing in life at a vantage point where you feel neither superior nor inferior to any creature in the planet. It is maintaining equilibrium. Zen teachers say that once we can open up to the inevitability of death , we can begin to transform and radiate our lives.

Is there any connection between game and spirituality. The answer is obviously ''yes''. Experts say that if there is any game that inculcates spirituality, it is Golf. Amy Alcott, an American professional golfer and golf course designer who won five championships quotes that "Golf is a spiritual game. It is like Zen. You have to let your mind take over.

We have very prominent golfers in the spiritual world, amongst them is Deepak Chopra, the famous Indian-American doctor and rock star of spirituality. He wrote a book "Golf for Enlightenment: The Seven Lessons for the Game of Life.'' which is one of the best sellers.

Modesty is the key to Zen way of living. If you give too many swings to happier moments, then you are bound to let down in moments of sorrow. Striking a perfect balance to dualities is where the Zen wisdom lies and Buddha is a state of mind which is a possibility field open to every being !



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