Very Simple and Very Deep

Very Simple and Very Deep

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Doing the dishes, Herat, Afghanistan. Image: Marius Arnesen.

Taking care of your own dishes is taking care of your practice.

Taking care of your practice is taking care of the mind.

Taking care of the mind is taking care of the needs of the world.

If you cannot do this, why are you here?

–Sign seen at the main kitchen sink (including the title), Upaya Zen Center, New Mexico

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