Life is such as it is…nothing more nothing less. We are all ordinary.

Lovely dharma talk!


From Shambala SunSpace

In my view, Buddhism is very ordinary. In fact, the Buddha was just an ordinary man, and his Teachings are most ordinary. Bodhisattvas are ordinary, Zazen is ordinary, Enlightenment is nothing special; simply ordinary.

Needless to say, this whole universe and all of life are totally ordinary, you and I are ordinary… every mountain, stone, tree and star ordinary as ordinary can be… all is ordinary.

However, “ordinary” is never merely ordinary.

Being at home in this life. At home with the ups and downs in this moment. A message for everyone–one need not be Buddhist.

A variation of this was first posted June 2010.

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