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Rita

I hate cleaning my house. It is just so time consuming and a real pain in the neck. That's why I have a house cleaning service do it for me anymore.

Rita

I hate cleaning my house. It is just so time consuming and a real pain in the neck. That's why I have a house cleaning service do it for me anymore.

Jouni Sakari, ~AN*IE*MOH~

Made a translation into English from from a Finnish translation.. and just after then looked, if there already is a translation into English.. :)

http://www.rekoj.fi/blog/?p=910

Doing housecleaning

even God Images will

be carried outside.

– Shiki Masaoka


Namasté
Jouni Sakari
~AN*IE*MOH~

Uku

Good post! Yeah, sometimes cleaning and other tasks can be real pain in the arse but in the end, it's only in our minds. I'm not really bothered about cleaning or doing the dishes etc. What you have to do, just do it. And besides, those kind of activities are excellent methods of practicing Buddhadharma. :)

Thank you. All the best,
gassho,
Uku

Ned

I finally made it to my meditation cushion today and I was so proud of myself. I cleared out a little corner of the bedroom for practice. As I made my way there, I stepped over to baskets over-flowing with dirty laundry.

I thought about what a friend said to me recently. That if you aren't doing Zen off the cushion, then you aren't doing Zen on the cushion.

There is a thought lingering... that perhaps I spend too much time in my head or on this computer or reading and contemplating the profound wisdom of the ages. Perhaps it is all a subtle escape.

Thank you for the wake up.

chalip

Uku... thanks for sharing your thoughts. "What you have to do, just do it." That is a simple and bottom-line oriented statement on what practice is all about.

And Ned... I can totally relate to what you are saying about "if you aren't doing Zen off the cushion, then you aren't doing Zen on the cushion."

For a while, blogging for me became a distraction... more a mental escape than the vehicle for practice that I wanted it to be so I haven't been posting much in a while.

You're welcome.

bows,
chalip

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