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  1. Shokai's Avatar
    We strive to attain Right Belief through maintenance of our day to day practice of shikantaza

    gassho, Shokai

  2. Josan's Avatar
    Thank you Shokai. I work in the environmental sector and it is soul destroying to see how humans mess up this world for other species. However, you are right, the world will continue on its way with or without us (for a good read see Gassho.
  3. Jika's Avatar
    thank you for persevering in your practice.
    Congratulations, and thank you very much for giving me a reminder each day.
    Deep bows, my friend.
  4. Jika's Avatar
    Seeing "Good morning"s in unexpected, sometimes busy places. (Yours, Shokai)

    Seeing the wonder in the face of a homeless, when I was holding open the door for him.
    Seeing each other, greetings are delight.

    Gassho, Danny
  5. Joryu's Avatar

    This line really stood out to me
    Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil. You could say what it comes down to is solving our own personal Genjo Koan
  6. Shokai's Avatar
    Myosha, your gift and presence are accepted and felt as tears stream freely in gratitude of our sangha and beautiful beings such as you. This new experience has brought forth the image of more Buddhas than one can imagine. Thank you for your friendship and please never think you are not loved in return.
    gassho, Shokai
  7. Myosha's Avatar

    Please accept my present of right attention and gratitude.

  8. Shokai's Avatar
    Thank you as well
    gassho, Shokai
  9. Myosha's Avatar

    Thank you.

  10. Shokai's Avatar
    Thanks you _/\_

    Quote Originally Posted by Myosha
    Unrestrained restraint! The best.

    Gassho, Myosha
  11. Myosha's Avatar
    Unrestrained restraint! The best.

    Gassho, Myosha
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  13. Myosha's Avatar
    Thank you for the lesson.

  14. Yugen's Avatar
    Thanks for this Shokai. The last paragraph resonated with me. I'm glad we are training together. Gassho, Yugen
  15. Kyonin's Avatar
    Hope everything is okay now.

    Will sit for you guys.


  16. Geika's Avatar
    Yeah, it is a bit of a strange picture, but he is sitting!
  17. Nindo's Avatar
    Thank you Shokai. May I suggest you turn your avatar around again? It's just a picture ... but it's really weird.
    Gassho, Nindo
  18. Shokai's Avatar
    Thanks for the added teaching

    gassho, Shokai
  19. Shohei's Avatar
    Indeed! Thank you Shokai.
    Thinking of the wee bird, we follow the bait thinking it is the prize, but in spreading out our wings taking flight and jumping off... priceless!