Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A teacher without a classroom

“Contemplate the workings of this world, listen to the words of the wise, take all that is good as your own. With this as your base, open your own door to truth. Do not overlook the truth that is right before you. Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything—even mountains, rivers, plants, and trees—should be your teacher.”

Morihei Ueshiba

1 comment:

"James" said...

The stream/river analogy is one the best analogies in teaching the Dharma in my opinion.