Lightly Child, Lightly

One of the Japanese words for mind is kokoro. The word koro is the onomatopoeia for “rolling along.” Something that rolls like a ball is koro koro koro. So kokoro is something that is always moving and changing, never stopped. There is no object or form that we can identify as mind. It is always changing. Though we are always looking for something to rely on, we cannot find it in something called mind.

~Shodo HaradaNot One Single Thing: A Commentary on the Platform Sutra


Notes:

  • Photo: via Your Eyes Blaze Out). Quote: Thank you Make Believe Boutique
  • Prior “Lightly child, lightly” Posts? Connect here.
  • Post Title & Inspiration: Aldous Huxley: “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.”

Comments

  1. But we keep trying to find it and that my friend is insanity! 🙄

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  2. ever-evolving. we hope.

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  3. The last line is a strange or doesn’t flow? Maybe I’m up way to early and already on WP. I know you’re ready for Friday evening. Breath.

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  4. We can rely on the changeability. I know I do.

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  5. Intriguing. And speaking of rolling along and ever changing, I love the new header images you have been running, pal. Very cool!

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  6. I suppose he is saying that “mind” is something elusive. (Ha ha – more elusive in some people than in others.)

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  7. Oh… but it must needs rest now and again!

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