Slit Image

Through the bamboo fence crevices, I can see a slit image of the pagoda. The bigger the crevice, the wider the view. Same as our mind. If our mind is narrow, then what we see will be narrow. The wider the crevice, the more we can see. If our mind is wide open, the whole pagoda will appear in front of our eyes.

Our life can be very different if we open up our minds. This is the choice we have as humans: narrow-minded or open-minded?

Excerpted from "Teachings From Nature" #17 - Zen Master Dae Kwan
Photo by: Zen Master Dae Kwan

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