Kobun Chino

‘The light that is transmitted comes out of people. I don’t see it myself, in me, but I see it in others. The light is not always constant. Like a firefly, the light is generated inside. I don’t know what the substance of it is, but each one of us is a potential way-seeker, and at the same time our everyday lives are precisely related to the support of innumerable others who sustain our individual lives. Our individual existence must be returning the same amount of energy to those others. I don’t know what all this means, how far it reaches, but it is true that each person carries a life which exchanges energy in some kind of community.’ (Embracing Mind) 

I think this is a good thing to contemplate at the darkest time of the year, courtesy of Kobun’s typically wry angle.


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