When Rityu, Japan's legendary sixteenth-century tea master, was asked the secret of the Tea Ceremony, he replied, "Lighting the fire. Boiling the water. Whisking the tea." "Well, that seems easy to do," said the student. Rikyu responded, "If you can truly do this, then I will become your student."

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To Practice This Thought:
Be mindful when making your bed: spreading the sheets, folding the corners, smoothing the covers.


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