If I handwashed my clothes every day
I could meditate on the process.
Attain enlightenment while massaging
the fabric or something. I could have two
robes and wash one while wearing the other
or something. Perhaps there are different
enlightenments. Surely the laundry sink
one can’t be the same as the
sunlit mountaintop one where
you see all creation unedited?
And then there’s the Headless Way
one, which I did experience. You do
the pointing experiment, looking for
yourself as a thing. But you find,
instead, Nothing. You’re a naked aware
singularity — an infinite container.
It’s all here, you say. I am. Also,
I am Love. I shared
the link on Facebook and wrote
Katsu! No-one Liked it.
From A coat of ashes
Katsu! is a shout used by Chan and Zen practitioners to acknowledge or induce enlightenment.