real treasure

wisdom notes

A lord asked Takuan, a Zen teacher, to suggest how he might pass the time.

He felt his days very long attending his office and sitting stiffly to receive the homage of others.

Takuan wrote eight Chinese characters and gave them to the man:

Not twice this day 
Inch time foot gem. 
This day will not come again. 
Each minute is worth a priceless gem.

this is a real treasure which I carry everyday and share with all on my Birthday…… and tell you how I have translated this into my life ……

happiness …… breath to breath , happiness……. thread to bread , happiness ……. eat to sleep , happiness ……………that occupies my being ,………. a to z of creative enlightenment.

love all.