Buddha in Blue Jeans – An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide To Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha is a universal guide to the meditation practice of sitting quietly and being yourself. Sitting quietly can teach you many ways to accept life, meet pain, age gracefully, and die without regret. From the book:
“Be Who You Are
Don’t waste your life trying to become somebody else.
Don’t waste your life trying to live up to your performance expectations.
Don’t waste your life imitating others.
Don’t waste your life living out other people’s expectations.
Don’t waste your life envious of other people.
Be authentic. Be genuine. Be real. Be yourself.
You won the lottery, you were born.
You won the lottery, you are you.
You are Buddha in Blue Jeans.
Enjoy being yourself!”
Tai Sheridan is a Zen priest in the Suzuki Roshi Lineage. His poetry transforms ancient Zen and Buddhist classics into accessible and inspirational verses. He has affiliated with San Francisco Zen Center, Berkeley Zen Center, Dharma Eye Sangha, Zen Heart Sangha, and the Shogaku Zen Institute.
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