Evan on June 23rd, 2010

As we go through life we learn shortcuts – ideas we refer to, habits we develop. This is essential I think – if we had to figure out every time how to start a car or whether we liked a food or not, our lives would rapidly become unliveable. That is, we learn what we […]

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Evan on September 9th, 2009

There is a parable often told to show that we need to be willing to learn and set aside our prejudices. (For example in the beautiful book Zen Flesh, Zen Bones). The seeker approaches the wise one, seeking to be their disciple. The wise one takes on the humble role of serving tea to the […]

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