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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Dear All,

    I would ask our members to hold, as much as possible, all Forum discussion and chit-chat during our Rohatsu Retreat the next two days, except as related to the Retreat.

    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...U-RETREAT-2012

    Now is a day for sitting, not talking.

    Thank you.

    Gassho, Jundo


    Jundo... it seems this link does not open.


    Gassho

    NOTE FROM JUNDO: THANK YOU, LINK FIXED
    Last edited by Jundo; 12-09-2012 at 12:10 AM.
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    I wonder if it's the difference between having "awareness" versus "analysis" in our sitting?
    I especially enjoy the final commentary questions:


    Does not knowing has a colour or shape?

    Does it speak?
    How big are the legs?
    How far its arms can reach out?
    How to know not knowing?
    How can it be known?
    Where are you in this knowing?
    Still there?


    Gassho in not knowing, -Taigu
    It feels like a dharma poem in and of itself. I printed it out to reread after today's sitting. On a side note, is there a section on the forum for posting dharma poems that we write? I define a dharma poem as an expression of our understanding (I won't use the word enlightenment b/c that sure doesn't apply to me, haha...). I have found in the past that it feels beneficial at times to try to write something after having a longer sitting session, trying to remember not to be pretentious but instead try to express honestly both my understanding and blind spots. Do you think that is a good practice or does it still lead to too much thinking and analysis? I apologize if that's been listed somewhere else and I missed it.

    Thanks, -Chris

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    What I think I know about anything changes with every piece of the puzzle I'm given. It's not wrong to investigate, ponder, or even philosophize. But whether the subject fades away or the discussion goes on forever, did I ever really know the whole great truth of it? To believe so would be the mistake.

    Gassho

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    The result is not the point; it is the effort to improve ourselves that is valuable. There is no end to this practice. --Shunryu Suzuki

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    Taigu asked, Please consider these questions:

    When you get up, what happens then?

    Choices to be made.

    Does not knowing has a colour or shape?

    No

    Does it speak?

    No

    How big are the legs?

    don't know

    How far its arms can reach out?

    don't know

    How to know not knowing?

    Looking, touching, tasting, smelling, hearing for the first time.

    How can it be known?

    Shikantaza

    Where are you in this knowing?

    Practicing

    Still there?

    Yes


    gassho shogen
    Last edited by Shogen; 12-29-2012 at 11:56 AM.

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    Hi.



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