Monday, July 30, 2007

Thought(s) for the Day

Seventh-century Chinese Chan Bhuddist master Hongren advised: "Work, work!...Work! Don't waste a moment...Calm yourself, quiet yourself, master your senses. Work, work! Just dress in old clothes, eat simple food...feign ignorance, appear inarticulate. This is most economical with energy, yet effective."

"All that is really worthwhile is action," Teilhard wrote. "Personal success or personal satisfaction are not worth another thought."

-Annie Dillard, For the Time Being, (Vintage Books, 2000), p. 105

Sorry. Couldn't sleep.