One Stroke


One stroke; one taste 一味.

"Many things happen as you sit. You may hear the sound of the stream. You may think of something, but your mind doesn't care. Your great mind is just there sitting. Even when you are not aware of seeing, hearing, or thinking, something is going on in big mind. We observe things. Without saying "good" or "bad", we just sit. We enjoy things but have no special attachment to them. We have full appreciation of them at this time, that's all."

From Shunryu Suzuki: Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness.

Monoprint on paper; size is 18 by 24 inches.


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