Michael Palin and a Zen monk teach trading and much else besides

In Michael Palin’s travel series ‘Full Circle’, Palin talks to Sokum, a Zen Buddhist monk. I jotted down the brief conversation that takes place between them:

Monk – With unity of body and mind we can attain our true nature.

Monk – Each moment is the practice.

Palin – As I am only here for one night, what will I be able to learn in that time?

Monk – You? But that is your problem. You must not ask me.

When I read this I think about oneness, of our perception of tasks in relation to time, of an even allocation of one’s energy, of learning from others but not without reaching deep into oneself. Much food for thought.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s