November 29, 2014

A Woman's Work

Seeing things as they are Awareness opened one of the Dharma doors with a new way of seeing things. She started to understand more and more, then realized that all was neti! neti! Starring at all things, she saw through all forms the emptiness that beheld the whole. What is the meaning of life then? she asked. Who is standing watching the world, seeing all things that come and go, things made to fade away like the clouds in the sky? Why should she follow the clouds when she is the sky?

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Rev. Fa Lian Shakya is Co-Abbot, and Senior Dharma Teacher, of the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun.  Before turning to a solitary life of Zen and Fine Arts she was a professional performance artist. She now lives with her husband, Dimitirs, in a remote area of Greece.