Message from Henry: Marvelous and Ordinary

Today’s message is an excerpt from Henry’s memoir One Blade of Grass describing as aspect of his path of training. Read Wondrous Being to put this week’s piece in context. 

The drama was over. The whole thing called “my life” had been just that: a drama, a story. A dream. I had woken from it. It had ended.

Yakusan, in the ninth century, likened awakening to a snake shedding it’s skin and the true body being revealed. The whole “skin” of our imagined life sloughed off. I was born in the real world now, not the world as I had thought, but as it was–beyond description, marvelous and ordinary at the same time, limitless yet just exactly as it seemed.

“What needed to be done has been done,” as the Buddha said.

Message from Henry is from our July 20, 2020 Newsletter
Image: Toadstool by to-be-natural, Pixabay.com
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