Zen Guides

How To Bloom Where You’re Planted

Bloom Where You're Planted

Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales said that to bloom where you’re planted is to be content with your current circumstance and make the best of it. This couldn’t be more true especially when it comes to our lives today. The exact phrase “bloom where you’re planted” went more like this, “Truly charity has …

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The Impact Of Kozan Ichikyo: Death Poem

Kozan Ichikyo

“Empty-handed I entered the world. Barefoot I leave it. My coming, my going- Two simple happenings. That got entangled.” ― Kozan Ichikyo. Kozan Ichikyo was one of the most renowned and respected Zen masters of all time. He was known for his death poem, which poignantly captured the essence of life and death. His words …

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