As with all old stories, Zen stories have spawned very many variations. I’ve chosen to take many liberties, recounting the stories in less “dated” (i.e.. “… a samurai entered a tea house …”) fashion. These three Zen stories are the foundation of Fishnu's teaching. They are extremely powerful, and at first sound simply like "Ah, … Continue reading Three Zen Stories
There are three modes for using our brain: 1. Learning - The ability to assimilate knowledge and obtain skills. 2. Thinking - The ability to use learned knowledge to design strategies or optimize a skill. 3. Doing - Executing a strategy or skill. All of us excel at those three brain modes to different degrees. I … Continue reading The Beginner’s Mind – Listen
I asked Rubber Ducky some time during our hours-long drive from our Peaceful Slumber to a Residence Inn in the heart of the Big City: Am I enlightened? I asked him that because I feel different and have been acting differently the past few days, but it was at our magical sabbatical place with people … Continue reading Am I Enlightened?