Consciousness of Reality brings about a tremendous sense of peace, that in turn allows us to focus on and go about our lives and work in a calm and collected manner. This in turn will contribute to our success in whatever we do. To cultivate our Consciousness of Reality, we should take some time out…Read more The Benefits of Meditation
The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbors as one living a pure life. A beautiful Japanese girl whose parents owned a food store lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered she was with child. This made her parents angry. She would not confess who the man was, but after much…Read more Is that so?
Taiko, a warrior who lived in Japan before the Tokugawa era, studied Cha-no-yu, tea etiquette, with Sen no Rikyu, a teacher of that aesthetical expression of calmness and contentment.Taiko’s attendant warrior Kato interpreted his superior’s enthusiasm for tea etiquette as negligence of state affairs, so he decided to kill Sen no Rikyu. He pretended to…Read more The Tea-Master and the Assassin