Chiang Wei-nung

‘Unfortunate suffering beings, the rich as well as the poor, spend their lives working for food and clothes. No matter what kind of job they do, they all work for food. They get up in the morning and hurry into the city to work. Working for food is important. But when your work is done, you should return to your own place. The problem with most people is that for the sake of food and clothes they run around like beggars and eventually forget who they are and no longer return to their own place. When your work is done, don’t involve yourself in what doesn’t concern you. Thus, the Buddha sits down and focuses on the thought before him.’ (Commentary on the Diamond Sutra)
A different slant on yesterday’s post, written a few centuries before Dogen, and even more centuries before laptops…

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