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    Published on 03-04-2012 04:56 AM  Number of Views: 473 



    We close this series on Master Seng-ts'an's XIN XIN MING ... FAITH IN MIND ... a simple, but subtle recipe ...

    止動無動 Consider movement stationary and the stationary in motion,
    動止無止 both movement and rest disappear.
    兩既不成 When such dualities cease to exist
    一何有爾 Oneness itself cannot exist.
    究竟窮極 To this ultimate finality
    不存軌則
    ...
    Published on 02-17-2012 05:17 AM  Number of Views: 328 



    I came across a discussion on the internet this week about "how to Shikantaza" ... and much good and solid advice was given. Some folks follow the breath, some "Just Sit" in boundless spaciousness, some advised this or that on the posture and letting ...
    Published on 02-12-2012 08:37 AM  Number of Views: 318 



    In the very begining of Shobogenzo, Dogen quotes a famous poem of Nyojo, his teacher:

    My ...
    by Published on 02-11-2012 05:24 AM



    Our little daughter has come home from the hospital today, after we might have lost her just a week ago. HURRAH! HORRAY!! Mom and Dad are AS HAPPY AS HAPPY CAN BE!

    Yet, just as a few days ago when things were dark and we were so sad, we still do not push ...
    Published on 02-09-2012 05:19 AM  Number of Views: 303 



    Our daughter has been in hospital all this week very sick, with Sepsis (a major infection of the blood) compounded by influenza. The sepsis is responding very well to treatment, but it is serious because of her age and she is still a very sick little girl. She's had a spinal tap and been poked and prodded. However, things are stable, ...
    Published on 01-30-2012 06:51 AM  Number of Views: 313 



    Upon investigation, the truth is all around: how could it rely on practice and experience? The vehicle of ...
    Published on 01-22-2012 05:21 AM  Number of Views: 528 



    This week, Japanese Lineages of Soto Zen celebrate the 811th BIRTHDAY OF MASTER DOGEN! YEA! YIPPEE!

    But in some ways, MASTER DOGEN IS VERY OLD AND OUT OF DATE!

    Oh, don't misunderstand! So many of Dogen's Teachings are FOR ALL TIMES AND ALL PLACES. In fact, his vision of Time and Timelessness, BEING-TIME, is ALL TIME IN EVERY TIME, THIS TIME AS TOTALLY THIS TIME AND THAT TIME, ITS OWN TIMELY TIME, EACH TIME OR HALF TIME JUST A WHOLE TIME, A WORMHOLE-TIME, A RABBIT HOLE TIME ...THE WHOLE HOLY TIME. Dogen once-upon-a-time wrote this ...


    Do not think that time merely ...

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