Before the young man began his studies, he wanted assurance from the Master.
“Can you teach me the goal of human life?”
“I cannot,” replied the Master.
“Or at least its meaning?”
“Can you indicate to me the nature of death and of life beyond the grave?”
The young man walked away in scorn. The disciples were dismayed that their Master had been shown up in a poor light.
Said the Master soothingly, “Of what is it to comprehend life’s nature and life’s meaning if you have never tasted it? I’d rather you ate your pudding than speculated on it.”
by Anthony De Mello
‘A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was waiting to eat him. Only the vine sustained him. Two mice, one white and one black, little by little started to gnaw away at the vine. The man saw a luscious strawberry near him. Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked the strawberry with the other. How sweet it tasted!’
The Taste Of Nirvana
What Is Drinking Zen?
Drinking Zen is steeped with pine instead of conventional tea leaves, and sweetened. Each bottle of Drinking Zen is hand brewed to order, and has only real ingredients……
many times in our haste (fast tracked lives) we shovel down a meal and never really absorb the flavors as we are intending to fill the gap in our bellies. One should take the time to allow the flavors to dance on our tongues and allow the soul to savor that which we have placed with-in our temple (body). Art~ (~_~)
take a moment while eating today and taste the zen