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Thread: Looking for a specific book (A monk lost his legs and/or arms)

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    Looking for a specific book (A monk lost his legs and/or arms)

    Hello everyone,
    its been a long while ago I read a reference to a book, but I cannot find the reference anymore, not did google help (sigh),

    The story is about a guy ( I think it was a buddhist monk), who lost his legs (or arms or both, I think in war), and we suffered a lot, but one day he kind of decided to live his life just as it is, accepting and I think there was a phrase like "as if he was born like this", which turned his whole life to the better. it must be quite an old book and I know chances are low, but maybe if anyone can give me any pointer I would deeply appreciate it.

    Thank you for reading
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Dear Myoku,

    I wish you can find this book.


    and, at the same time who cares?


    please, find yourself.


    (that is not a Treelaf like answer...but you understand me...)

    all the best

    gassho

    T.
    Last edited by Taigu; 06-01-2014 at 10:10 PM.
    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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    Hi.

    Have done some digging but haven't struck gold in search of a book, but if you find it, let us know.

    Mtfbwy
    Fugen
    Treeleaf Unsui
    Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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    Myoku,

    I also looked for awhile and came up empty, but if you think of any other details let us know. Sounds interesting!

    Gassho,
    Dosho
    Shudo Dosho - Ordained Priest-in-Training
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    grain of salt, especially in matters of the Dharma.

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    I read this story as an example to make a point in a zen book but do not recall ever coming across a book just about this story.

    Gassho, Jishin
    治 Ji (Healing)
    心​ Shin (Heart-Mind)

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    Thank you everyone,

    and yes Taigu, I understand, its up to me, of course, thank you!

    Jishin, yes, I read it in a book, the story and I'm sure it contained a reference to a book,
    but of course to be sure not needs to mean my mind is reliable about it

    Gassho
    Myoku

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