The Life Waiting for Us (For Joseph Campbell)

You are not living unless youhave at least one crisis beforebreakfast. The crisis of adventure. The crisis of receiving supernatural aid. The crisis of not receiving it. The crisis of meeting with the Goddess and being spit on. Or being embraced likea child. The crisis of faith that is not knowinghow much faith is enough, and whenfaith becomes its […]

Be a Bystander

Master Jingzong; English translation by Foyuan, edited by Jingxing A proverb says, “[In a chess game], bystanders see the game better than the players.” The famous poet Su Shi also had this to say, “One cannot see the true shape of Mount Lu because one is in the mountain.” The [chess] player cannot see clearly […]