At this moment your heartbeat
is the heartbeat of the universe.
There is no distinction.
Rejoice in it. Remember it.
it is going to become an undercurrent
running twenty-four hours
in all your activities,
transforming your actions,
your individuality, your responses,
giving you a new birth.
It is from this place buddhas have arisen.
Sink deep in the experience.
Drink as much as possible.
Every cell, every nerve of you,
should be drenched with buddhahood.
It is your nature.
But slowly, silently…
keeping in touch
with the center you have found.
Sit for a few minutes
knowing that you are the Buddha.
It is only a question of recognizing,
of being courageous and declaring to yourself
that you have found your home.
You don’t need anybody’s certificate.
You don’t need anybody’s recognition.
You are complete unto yourself.
This is the miracle of Zen.
Can we celebrate the gathering of the buddhas?