“Hakuin Ekaku: Meditation in the Midst”
Hakuin Ekaku, the great Zen master made his life statement with his final piece of calligraphy: “a giant character for ‘midst,’ with the inscription, ‘Meditation in the MIDST of action is a billion times superior to meditation in stillness.’”*
Action Meditation: the Soul at work.
* Ed. Sushila Blackman, Graceful Exits (New York: Weatherhill, 1997), p. 33.