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I don't understand this 'Good Luck' meaning on a calligraphy you made. Why? Good is that not the other side of Bad? A dualistic concept? Luck is that not just good karma manifesting in the moment? In my superficial understanding of zen this 'Good Luck' seems wrong its like a note in a Chinese Fortune Cookie. Would you please explain 'Good Luck' for me?
November 27, 2011, 4:58 pmGood luck is not about claiming anything. Good luck is being given to us. On the right side of the Chinese character for good luck is a mouth over a rice field. And the left side is the meaning of God. Put together, the meaning is: by God given from the field for the mouth. Having received the grace of today's food, that is true Good Luck. Nothing to claim or hold onto, but simple thankfulness.