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Hidden Practice and Scrupulous Application
Daily Wisdom / Zen

Hidden Practice and Scrupulous Application

“What is ‘hidden practice and scrupulous application’?” someone asked. It certainly doesn’t mean sneaking off to some mountain and sitting like a block of wood on a rock or under a tree “silently illuminating” yourself. It means immersing yourself totally in your practice at all times and in all your daily activities—walking, standing, sitting, or … Continue reading

Hidden Treasure
From the Editors / Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

City of Lingering Splendor: A Frank Account of Old Peking’s Exotic Pleasures by John Blofeld On a stroll through the streets of Peking in 1934 you might meet beautiful courtesans, Confucian scholars, Tsarist refugees, aging palace eunuchs, teenage opium addicts, Taoist adepts or Buddhist monks. You might even run into Shura, the White-Russian hermaphrodite. The … Continue reading