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    The Mountain

    I went up the mountain to practice,
    there was nothing added.

    I built a hut on that mountain,
    rain still fell on my head.

    I toiled tirelessly to feed myself,
    I was still hungry.

    I've come back down happy to find my family, who was always there,
    whole in practice, safe and secure with support and full with the Dharma.

    Thank you for your patience and persistence,

    Nine bows,

    Dokan
    We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
    ~Ana´s Nin

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    Treeleaf Unsui/Engineer Kyonin's Avatar
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    Thank you, Dokan.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
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    Beautiful, thank you Dokan.

    Gassho
    Shingen



    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
    ~ Dogen Zenji

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    Thank you Dokan - beautiful words.

    Gassho

    Willow

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    Treeleaf Unsui Myozan Kodo's Avatar
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    Thank you Dokan. Love it.
    Myozan
    Myozan Kodo
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    As a trainee priest, please take any commentary by me on matters of the Dharma with a pinch of salt.
    "Here the way unfolds."

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    Treeleaf Unsui Shohei's Avatar
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    Perfect!

    Gassho
    Shohei
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    Thank you Dokan.

    Gassho,

    Risho

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    We've always been here my brother. And were with you on that mountain in fact, but are glad you are in this visible world with us all the same.

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    Shudo Dosho - Ordained Priest-in-Training
    With your help and guidance from Jundo & Taigu
    I am learning, but please take what I say with a
    grain of salt, especially in matters of the Dharma.

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    Dokan,
    Thank you. We are always here with you.

    Deep bows
    Yugen
    Please take all my comments with a grain of salt - I am a novice priest and anything I say is to be taken with a good dose of skepticism - Shodo Yugen

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    Gassho.
    Heisoku
    平 息

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    Hello Dokan and very poignant words for me today.
    Gassho C

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    You're welcome.


    Gassho,
    Edward
    Practice with humility, respect all beings, avoid attachments, give rise to praj˝a from your own awareness, put an end to delusions - Hui-neng

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    Lovely, Dokan - thank you!

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    Thank you Dokan. As I read I saw the mountain in its many manifestations. Powerful.
    Bowing deeply,
    Dan

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    I don't know if the mountain ever leaves.
    迎 Geika

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    Welcome back, of sorts

    Gassho,
    Shujin

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