Category: Dokkōdō

  • All is One (獨行道 4)

    All is One (獨行道 4)

    I’m reminded of a story I heard where a wise man was asked to define perfection. His answer: The farther you go from the self, the closer you are to perfection.

  • Commit to the Path (獨行道 3)

    Commit to the Path (獨行道 3)

    We have a finite number of hours in the day. We have a finite amount of energy and will power. The thinner you spread those finite resources, the less impactful and focused you will be.

  • A stream of pleasure (獨行道 2)

    A stream of pleasure (獨行道 2)

    Pleasure is not intrinsically a bad thing, although it has something of a bad reputation. Many might feel that experiencing pleasure, or doing something because it feels good means you are being selfish and self-serving.

  • It is just a tree (獨行道 1)

    It is just a tree (獨行道 1)

    Viewing the world as it is and accepting the reality you see around you is often not easy. But perhaps not for the reason we think.

  • Dokkōdō (獨行道)

    Dokkōdō (獨行道)

    Recently, I have been reading through Dokkōdō (獨行道) and thinking about how the various precepts apply to my own life. So, I thought I would share those thoughts here.