the world of things

DSC_0365b_small_crop“Those of us who call ourselves Buddhist corrupt the teaching by a narrow sectarianism and by a sort of withdrawal from what’s going on in our society. A great Zen Master warned, ‘The man who clings to vacancy, neglecting the world of things, escapes from drowning but leaps into the fire.'”

Philip Kapleau (1912-2004), author of The Three Pillars of Zen, quoted in the Summer 1993 issue of Tricycle

Photo: facade of the de Young Museum, San Francisco

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