Dal Makhan, Palak Paneer, & Rice

I made this from leftovers from last night–the rice was fresh.

I made it after my jog.

I ate it by myself at my computer.

Trader Joe’s – Indian Fare – Dal Makhani, 1/2 Package 170 20 7 7 670 0
Trader Joe’s – Indian Fare–Palak Paneer, 1/2 pack (5 oz) 160 7 12 6 860 0
Generic – Rice, White, Long-Grain, Regular, Cooked, 1 cup(158g)

CASE 96: Kyûhô Does Not Acknowledge

Kyûhô served Sekisô as his attendant.

After Sekisô’s passing, the assembly wanted to make their head monk the abbot of the temple. Kyûhô would not acknowledge him.

He said, “Wait till I examine him. If he understands our late master’s spirit and intention, I will serve him as I served our late master.”

So he asked the head monk, “Our late master said,

Have been totally ceased;
Have been totally extinguished;
[Have become a cool land of desolation;] 82
Have had only one awareness for ten thousand years;
Have become cold ashes and a withered tree;
Have become a vertical stripe83 of white silk.’

Tell me, what sort of matter did he clarify with this?”

The head monk said, “He clarified the matter of absolute Oneness.”

Ho said, “If so, you have not yet understood our late master’s spirit.”

The head monk said, “Don’t you acknowledge me? Pass me incense.”

He lit the incense and said, “If I had not understood our late master’s spirit, I would not be able to pass away while the smoke of this incense rises.”

No sooner had he said this than he expired while sitting in zazen.

Kyûhô caressed his back and said, “Dying while sitting or standing is not impossible. But you could not even dream of our late master’s spirit.”

Stir Fried Rice

I ate this by myself.

I fried it up after the jog.

I sauted some onion & carrots until almost burnt & then added one cup of rice.

I fried for a while, spun it around a couple of time, added way to much oil.

Then I plated with green onion, soy sauce, & Vietnamese Hot Sauce.

Ate it after it cooled with a glass of water.

It was filling and healthy–a good lunch.

Eggs, Hash Browns, Toast, Orange, & Coffee

Lisa, Cody, and I had a long breakfast together. Jack & Kate were at Emmy’s. We had been out the night before at Monic’s Birthday Bash in Newport.

I cooked a long lazy breakfast and it was awesome.

Cody ate a lot of his eggs–which surprised Lisa. Lisa only had hash browns.

I do not eat like this very often–Lisa and I used to have this breakfast all of the time when we were first married–and my eating was really off this weekend, but it was fun to have a slow family breakfast.