Retreat in the sense of the word here in SHUNYATA...
Leaving behind the world of dust 塵世間情為何物。。。
The world of dust 〰️
In the ancient horse-drawn days
Eyes and skin stained with sand from the long arduous journey down the well trodden path to the city centre.
The heavy pall needs to be sloughed off to let the glorious light within shine through.
So then with a wash of water down the body
The lotus within us emerge
Pushing through the thick mud and breaking through the glass ceilings of the pond.
Sages retreated from the world
Full of sorrow for the corruption, wars and lack of faith
To find inner peace and enlightenment in the chopping of wood
Lighting of fire
The sweeping of the well-worn stairs to the temple;
In the Tea sipped under the moonlight in the bamboo grove.
What makes a good tea?
Getting out of the way and let Tea work her magic.
And practise. Practise religiously. This sacrosanct daily devotion to practice lends inner wisdom to refining our subtle understanding.
We navigate our awakening and realise the futility of egoic reactions by identifying the Ego through dropping down into Shen, Presence;
Turning the ordinary into the sacred
Bringing the sacred into the ordinary moment.
Communing with Tea Spirit
Steeping in the understory of the ancient trees
Poetry, meditation, noble silence
Walk away with a peaceful, radiant energy that resides within you that you learn to take with you wherever you are.
〰️🍃 SHUNYATA 〰️ NO·THINGNESS 〰️
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