Sitting still

The first fruition of the practice is the attainment of froglessness.

When a frog is put on the center of a plate,

she will jump out of the plate after just a few seconds.

If you put the frog back again on the center of the plate,

she will again jump out.

You have so many plans. There is something you want to become.

Therefore you always want to make a leap, a leap forward.

It is difficult to keep the frog still on the center of the plate.

You and I both have Buddha Nature in us.

This is encouraging,

but you and I both have Frog Nature in us.

That is why the first attainment of the practice – 

froglessness is its name.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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