When you are…

When you are practising zazen, do not try to stop your thinking.

Let it stop by itself. If something comes into your mind, let it come in, and let it go out.

It will not stay long.

When you try to stop your thinking, it means you are bothered by it.

Do not be bothered by it.

Do not be bothered by anything.

If you are not bothered by the waves, gradually they will become calmer and calmer.

Shunryu Suzuki

Cuando estés practicando zazen, no intentes detener tu pensamiento.

Deja que se detenga solo.

Si algo viene a tu mente, deja que entre, y deja que se vaya.

No permanecerá por mucho tiempo.

Cuando intentas detener tu pensamiento, significa que te está molestando.

Que nada te moleste.

Si las olas no te molestan, gradualmente estas se volverán mas y mas calmas.

Shunryu Suzuki
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All things…

All things in this world are impermanent.

They have the nature to rise and pass away.

To be in harmony with this truth brings true happiness.

Buddhist chant.

Todas las cosas en este mundo son efímeras.

Las cosas tienen en su naturaleza, la capacidad de nacer y de morir.

Estar en armonía con esta verdad trae verdadera alegría.

Mantra Budista.

N.B.

This Buddhist chant reminds me to sand play. Have you ever seen a child playing in the sand? It is a beautiful thing to watch.

Children build and create to their hearts content…and then it gets destroyed without a hint of a doubt almost with pleasure. Even when the ocean waves take away the effort in slow and gentle licks children seem to enjoy it and appreciate it. Something inside them must say to them “this is inevitable and there is no point to cry about it”.

N.B.

Este mantra budista me recuerda a niños jugando con arena. Alguna vez has visto a los niños jugar en la arena? Es algo hermoso para observar.

Los niños construyen y crean casi hasta el hartazgo….para luego ser destruído sin dudarlo, casi con placer. Aún cuando las olas se llevan el esfuerzo con suaves y lentos lenguetazos, los niños parecen disfrutarlo y apreciarlo. Algo dentro de ellos debe de decirles “esto es invitable y no vale la pena llorar por ello”.

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Let go of…

Let go of what has passed.

Let go of what is happening now.

Don’t try to figure anything out.

Don’t try to make anything happen.

Relax, right now, and rest.

Tilopa

Lo que ha pasado, dejalo ir.

Lo que esta sucediendo, dejalo ir.

No intentes comprender.

No intentes hacer que las cosas sucedan.

Relajate, ahora mismo, y descansa.

Tilopa

It makes me wonder if we could apply this to be more present…

Peace is something…

Peace is something you will never experience if you keep letting things you cannot control, control you.

Let it go.

Trent Shelton

Paz es algo que no podrás sentir nunca si sigues intentando controlar cosas que no puedes controlar, y estas te controlan a ti.

Dejalas ir.

Trent Shelton