When Gensha Shibi, a Chinese Zen master, and a general
were eating cakes together,
the general asked:
- What is it that's used everyday but not known?
The master handed a piece of cake to the general and said:
- Eat this...
A breath is a moment in time. There is no past and no future. A breath is like the refresh button on your computer. It clears the past screens and you start over in your Buddha nature. Somewhere in the guts of your machine the past karma lingers but it has nothing to do with you. As you follow your breath it is a space-time continuum; it has no mass but it has a rhythm. mu