Shodo Harada

‘There is nothing special about being ordained. Enlightenment is not limited to ordained people. The practice is the same for ordained and non-ordained, but the form of ordination allows others to immediately see the depth of one’s vow. It is not about sporting a particular look but about making a deep commitment. When someone has vowed to liberate people in the direst straits of sociaty, having an outward manifestion of that vow can be very helpful.’ (Not One Single Thing)

I have been finding going to sleep less easy than usual, having no-one alongside me, and many things to plan ahead of the move. Reading myself to sleep has been a tried-and-tested method for me, so it has been a consolation to pick up this tremendous book again.

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