Throwing Oneself Into Fire to Avoid Being Downed
The Gateway Talks
Because of our tendency to view opposites as being in conflict with each other, we can't see situations clearly. Martin reveals how we can use skillful means to let problems resolve themselves in harmony with natural rhythm of life.
Master Yoka cautions: ‘Getting rid of things and clinging to emptiness are the same illness. It is like throwing oneself into fire to avoid being drowned.’
(The Wisdom of the Zen Masters by Imrgard Schloegl)
In this podcast:
• The Buddha’s first teaching of the middle way.
• The problem of the five ascetics
• What happens when ‘I’ give up smoking?
• Some advice on ‘giving up’ - don’t (TL advice to a smoker)
• Giving myself into Zen practice; the practice brings about the transformation
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