Zen Enlightenment

what's enlightenment?

just seeing the same old things

in a brand new way
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Posted: Aug 2014
About this poem:

The above stated may seem simplistic but it is not.
Zen is a way of seeing.
The things of everyday life remain the same.
It is one's way of seeing that changes.
The change may require years to take place.

True spiritual practice is not founded on attainment or on the miraculous, but on seeing life itself as a true miracle. In the words of a Zen master,
My magical power and miraculous gift:
Drawing water and chopping wood.

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It is one's way of seeing that changes So true and yes, years of life's journey helps! purple heart
socrates44online today!
Thanks for your comment.
Yes, full and total awareness of the present is important in the Zen way of seeing.
Have a great day!
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Mindfulness is a practice that may lead one to the Zen way of seeing. This may require years of practice.

"Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you're mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience."
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Great Haiku Socrates !
and so well worth penning,
Great deep meaning within.

Regards Mick.

Thanks Socrates...for the link!purple heart
Hi Socrates, a well written Haiku with great meaning. Sometimes enlightenment can come from the most simple thoughts and we, being human, look In a more difficult sphere of thought to try and find It. So simple, yet so effective. Words worth remembering my Friend.
Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.
In all your poems I always admire your deep meaning withinthumbs up
socrates44online today!
Thank you! I am glad you appreciate the piece.
I love haiku. I would like to see more of it on Poetry Corner.
Have a nice day!
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Hello Mike
Thanks for the visit.
I appreciate your comment.
To me, the essence of a haiku is its simplicity.
"Haiku is a finger pointing at the moon
If the hand is bejewelled
We no longer see that to which it points"
Have a wonderful day and take care!
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Have a lovely day!
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Have a beautiful day!
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