Monday, December 27, 2010
We have spoken about the two dimensions of the Precepts, those being the Literal and the Intrinsic. On the one hand, the Precepts are quite specific in their formulation of a moral guideline. On the other hand, the Precepts are universal expressions of our boundless aspirations. The Precepts lead us to be in harmony with the universal laws that operate within ourselves and within others. To step outside this harmony is to step into suffering. But, once inside the harmony, within the Oneness, realizing the One-body, the Precepts are virtually unnecessary; we embody them simply by living. If we enter each moment with Zen Mind the Precepts are realized.
Posted by SPZG at 9:46 AM