At Home In The Muddy Water: The Zen Of Living With Everyday Chaos

At Home In The Muddy Water: The Zen Of Living With Everyday Chaos

by Ezra Bayda
     
 

May we exist like a lotus, at home in the muddy water. Thus we bow to life as it is. This verse, often recited in Zen retreats, is an important reminder, says Ezra Bayda, of what the spiritual life is really about: the willingness to open ourselves to whatever life presents—no matter how messy or complicated. Through that willingness we

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May we exist like a lotus, at home in the muddy water. Thus we bow to life as it is. This verse, often recited in Zen retreats, is an important reminder, says Ezra Bayda, of what the spiritual life is really about: the willingness to open ourselves to whatever life presents—no matter how messy or complicated. Through that willingness we discover wisdom, compassion, and the genuine life we all want. Bayda applies this simple Zen teaching to a range of concerns from everyday life—including relationships, trust, sexuality, and money—showing that we have all the material we need for practice right here before us, and that peace and fulfillment is available to everyone, right here, right now, no matter what the circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570629471
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/10/2003
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.65(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.64(d)

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Meet the Author

Ezra Bayda teaches at the Zen Center San Diego. He is the author of several books, including, Being Zen and At Home in the Muddy Water. For more information visit www.zencentersandiego.org.

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