It is so easy for us to fall into a train of delay and re-schedule in our lives: waiting for all the ducks to line up. There is no reason, as Linji says, to defer our life, waiting for some other moment or outcome. Let’s have it right here and right now.
Bill Porter is one of the leading translators of Buddhist texts and poetry of our era. With nearly 25 works to his credit, Bill has illuminated to the Western world the poems of Cold Mountain and Stone House, as well as the sutras Heart, Diamond and Lankavatara. In the mountains outside of Taipei and the forests of Port Townsend, he has for a half century embodied the simple life of a Chan-Taoist sage.