A calm heart will cross the worlds – seamlessly, warmly and in peace.

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Zen teacher, Haikujo, was walking through the forest with a disciple.  A hare scurried off at their approach.

 “Why does the hare fly from you.”  Haikujo asked.

“Because he is afraid of me,” the disciple answered.  

“No,” said Haikujo, “it is because you have a murderous instinct.”

Story from The Book of Tea, written by Okakura Kakuzo

 

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