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    Original face, Dogen 's words

    in spring, the cherry blossoms
    in summer, the cuckoo 's song,
    in autumn, the moon shining,
    in winter, the frozen snow:
    how pure and clear are the seasons!

    Last edited by Jundo; 05-06-2013 at 02:36 AM.
    Taigu, teacher at Treeleaf Sangha, was born in 1964, started Zazen early and received Shukke Tokudo in 1983 at age 18 from Rev. Mokusho Zeisler of the Deshimaru Lineage. Received Dharma Transmission from Chodo Cross in 2002. Now resides in Osaka, Japan.

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    Thank you, Taigu.


    Gassho
    Andy

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    Treeleaf Unsui Myozan Kodo's Avatar
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    Thank you Taigu. Doesn't Ryokan have a similar lyric, about his legacy? A nod to Dogen?

    Great!

    Gassho
    Myozan
    Last edited by Myozan Kodo; 05-06-2013 at 08:58 AM.
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    This one, Myozan?

    "What will remain as my legacy?
    Flowers in the spring
    The hotogisu in summer
    And the crimson leaves of autumn."

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    Indeed guys. Quite impressive!!!

    Gassho


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    Taigu, teacher at Treeleaf Sangha, was born in 1964, started Zazen early and received Shukke Tokudo in 1983 at age 18 from Rev. Mokusho Zeisler of the Deshimaru Lineage. Received Dharma Transmission from Chodo Cross in 2002. Now resides in Osaka, Japan.

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    Wonderful Taigu, thank you.

    Gassho
    Shingen
    真 眼

    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.

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    Beautiful, as always.

    Gassho
    Shōmon

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    Treeleaf Unsui Myozan Kodo's Avatar
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    Thanks Karasu!

    And thanks for another wonderful teaching Taigu.

    Gassho
    Myozan
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    "Here the way unfolds."

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    Senior Member Genshin's Avatar
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    Beautiful Taigu. Thanks.

    Gassho,
    Matt

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    Thank you, Taigu

    Gassho

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    I also want to say thanks.
    迎 Geika

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    Thank you, Taigu.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

    The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. Mr. Spock

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    How pure and clear, thanks.
    _/_
    Rich

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    Wonderful teaching Taigu - thank you.

    What is it that pulls me away from this clear simplicity

    Willow

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    Home again - thank you.
    silent bow

    Nadi

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    Thank you Taigu for the insight

    With a deep bow

    David

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    Wonderful. Thank you.

    Gassho,
    William

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    Thank you. Great teaching.
    Gassho,
    Onken

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    "...I am not thinking about Dogen...When I swim in the world, when I taste the world. I am not thinkng about Buddhism..."
    Wonderful expression Reverend Taigu. Thank you.

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    Thank you for these teachings.

    Gassho

    Risho

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    Thank You Taigu, there's a cherry blossom tree right out side my window. Listening to you read the poem everything feels so pure and there's a hint of sweet sadness

    Gassho
    Yeshe

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    Thank you Taigu,
    Wu men should have said something similar:

    Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
    If your mind isnít clouded by unnecessary things,
    this is the best season of your life.
    which is one of the very few quotes I have on my walls. Mine is German and I like it a bit better, it more goes like

    Hundred flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
    If mind isnít clouded by unnecessary things,
    this is a good time for human beings.
    Anyway, the Dogen one kind of tops it
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Thank you Taigu. Clear and simple.
    Heisoku
    平 息

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    Taking care of my corner, clean, bright.
    In gasshp,
    Seido
    "Know that the practice of zazen is the complete path of buddha-dharma and nothing can be compared to it....it is not the practice of one or two buddhas but all the buddha ancestors practice this way."
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    Taigu;

    Still, another gem; how pure and clear, thank you

    gassho
    gassho, Shokai, still learning the way and knowing nothing
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    Just another itinerant monk; go somewhere else to listen to someone who really knows.

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    Thank you, Taigu.

    Gassho,
    Fredrik

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