Meditation and Action:

Master-Disciple story

"What is the highest act a person can perform?"

"Sitting in meditation."

But the Master himself was rarely seen to sit in meditation. He was ceaselessly engaged in housework and fieldwork, in meeting people and writing books. He even took up the bookkeeping chores of the monastery.
"Why, then, do you spend all your time in work?"

"When one works, one need not cease to sit in meditation."

> MORSEL: Whoever seeks God . . . has already found God.

Some pondering's that circulate on the web...

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep 

... you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace

... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... 

You are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation... 

You are ahead of 500 million people in the world

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death .. 

You are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If your parents are still alive and still married .. 
you are very fortunate, even in America.

If you can hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful. 

You are truly fortunate because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone's hand, hug them, or even touch them on the shoulder ... 
you are blessed because you have extended a friendly, compassionate, healing touch.

And if you can read this message, you are fortunate because over two billion people in the world cannot read at all.