Tuesday, July 4, 2017

nin gen kei sei - to be human

In Zen we say we have no goal. We just do what the ancients did, living reality as it is. But there is such a writing that says the goal, if there is one, is nin gen kei sei "to be human, or become human." Perhaps we can twist this a bit to say to be humane. For the qualities of being human we mean by this phrase is like that, to be humane.

This means to be Kind, to be compassionate. After all Compassion and Wisdom are to be the two pillars of our lives.

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