Sharings and reflections by Sr. Ellie Finlay of St. John's Center for Spiritual Formation
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Not two; not one
When you sit in the full lotus position, your left foot is on your right thigh and your right foot is on your left thigh. When we cross our legs like this, even though we have a right leg and a left leg, they have become one. The position expresses the oneness of duality: not two and not one. This is the most important teaching: not two, and not one. Our body and mind are not two and not one. If you think your body and mind are two, that is wrong; if you think that they are one, that is also wrong. Our body and mind are both two and one.
-- Shunryu Suzuki
All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.