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Zen Lettuce

Saw this in the store last weekend. Not sure what makes this organic lettuce a "Zen" blend. Can only figure that it is the triple washed (lave trois fois) feature, in a tentative reference to the Three Jewels or Three Treasures, i.e. Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, that Buddhists take refuge in. 

In Pali:

Buddham saranam gacchāmi
Dhammam saranam gacchāmi
Sangham saranam gacchāmi.  

But I could be wrong.


Enter From There

The story goes that a monk named Ching-ch'ing came to Zen Master Hsuan-sha seeking instruction. Ching-ch'ing said, "I've come seeking the truth. Please, master, tell me how I can enter the way of Zen." Hsuan-sha said, "Can you hear the sound of the creek down by the gate?" Ching-ch'ing listened, and replied, "Yes, master, I can hear it." "Enter Zen from there," Hsuan-sha told him. [NOTES: Image from Mile 7 Camp, Ledo Road, Hukuang Valley Wildlife Preserve, Myanmar. Story from Together Under One Roof by Lin Jensen].