I am wholly thankful.
Thank you Jundo.
Incompleteness - Wholeness -
Thank you Jundo. Made me think of a poem I read recently and it seems to fit.
Subhuti recalling a poem by Buddha:
"Whole body like a mouth, hanging in space
Not asking if the wind is east, west, south or north.
For all others it speaks equally, it speaks prajna.
Chin ten ton ryan chin ten ton." ( represents the sound of a windbell)
Thank you Jundo for all you do...
Thank you Jundo, Gassho.
Deep bows to you Jundo, thank you.
Thank you Jundo
btw, that was neat how you scheduled the helicopter fly over,very effective
Thank you, Jundo.
That was truly wonderful, Jundo!
Jundo did not schedule the helicopter to come - he conjured it up! Zen Masters have super powers!
That was my first pick but knowing what a humble zen master we have; I didn't want to blow his cover
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I think it has to do with building our Zendo on the air route between two military bases. A good re-minder of war and peace.
Thank you Teacher.
Thank you Wholeness,
Thank you for this teaching.
Thank you Jundo. A great direct teaching.
The Thirty-second Gate
To work for the Dharma is a gate of Dharma illumination; for we act
in conformity with the Dharma...
the Dharma :
reality just as it is
The Thirty-first Gate
To work for living beings is a gate of Dharma illumination; for we
do not blame others..
Living beings :
all living, breathing creatures
The Thirtieth Gate
No self-deception is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with it] we
do not praise ourselves.
the act or an instance of deceiving oneself,...
The Twenty-nineth Gate
Repayment of kindness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
it] we do not cheat and disregard others.
to make return to in any way; to...
The Twenty-eighth Gate
Recognition of kindness is a gate of Dharma illumination; for [with
it] we do not throw away good roots.
Recognition of kindness :
Sat today with the sangha live ("one way").
Jundo's short talk reminded me of this line from T.S. Eliot's poem The Four Quartets
By the way, it is WHIRLING, not SPINNING as in the local community center ...
But that can be Zazen too in its way, with the
Yes, I do not want this article to be taken as meaning that Zazen and Martial Arts cannot and do not have a beautiful and powerful connection, and that
Wow they just keep going and going...! Beautiful and mesmerizing!
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This is what actual Sufi Dervish Whirling looks like ...
Even without the grace,