Saturday, March 13, 2010

Desert Zen

"Keep your hands open, and all the sands of the desert can pass through them. Close them, and all you can feel is a bit of grit."

Taisen Deshimaru Roshi


tom sullivan said...

Nice! This reminds me of Uchiyama's "Opening the Hand of Thought."

Marguerite Manteau-Rao said...

Thank you Nathan! Beautiful image. Not holding on, keeping open hand . . . that is the work, isn't it?

Flyingpig said...

The Way of True Zen?

I thought we we're the only ones in the U.S who had that! (You can get it on Amazon or from or temple. There are also some British and French versions floating around.)

Good to see...

And Tom,

That would be highly likely- Uchiyama and Deshimaru both trained under Kodo Sawaki.