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    SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: When I Feel So Bad

    Note: Pardon the "so bad" sound, but I believe the point gets across.



    When I began Zazen this morning, I felt so bad ...

    ... and then I didn't.

    The problems remained, but now filled with clarity, light, peace, compassion, equanimity, allowing ...

    no "I" and no "problem" remained ... even as the problems of life remained.

    What did I do?

    Better said, it's what "I" didn't need to do or not do.





    Listen Through our Treeleaf Audio Podcast HERE:
    http://treeleaf.podbean.com/e/septem...i-feel-so-bad/
    Last edited by Jundo; 09-27-2016 at 02:25 AM. Reason: Added podcast link.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    That is zazen, that was zazen ... thank you Jundo.=)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    s@today
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    倫道 真現

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

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    Thank you Jundo.

    Gassho, Kyotai
    ST
    I am a student at Treeleaf. Please take what I say with a grain of salt. Gassho

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    Thank you, Jundo.
    Gassho,
    Kotei sattoday, too.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Life is what is. Zazen is just what is.

    Just this.

    I really needed these words

    Thank you, Jundo.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    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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    Thank you Jundo.

    Gassho,

    Shugen

    Sattoday


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    As a priest in training, please take everything I say with a pinch of salt

    Meido Shugen
    明道 修眼

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Andoitz.

    SatToday.
    太 Tai (Great)
    陽 Yō (Sun)

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    Many thanks and deep bows Jundo Sensei! Sounds exactly how I sat down to Zazen yesterday morning... so timely and helpful. Will try to let go and awaken to the stillness beyond the chaos more consistently. Hope your daughter feels better!

    Gassho,
    Jakuden
    SatToday
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    Thank you for this.

    Gassho,
    Tim
    SatToday

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    Thank you Jundo.


    Washin
    ST

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    thanks and gassho,

    Shokai
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    Remember; sages love mountains and mountains love sages.

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    Thank you Jundo.

    Gassho
    Byōkan
    sat today

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    Thank you Jundo, hope your daughter feels better.
    Gassho,
    Marina
    Sat Today
    柔 Jyū flexible
    活 Katsu energetic

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    Thank you. That really helped me today.

    Gassho
    Lucy
    sat today
    "the turning of the great dharma wheel is contained inside a single particle of dust" - Dogen

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    Thanks for your wonderful words

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    Rich
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    SAT today

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    Rich
    MUHYO
    無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

    I may be wrong and not knowing is acceptable

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    Thank you, Jundo. Lovely.

    Gassho
    Ansan

    #SatToday
    安山 Peaceful Mountain
    "In the Mountains, there you feel free," T.S.Eliot, The Wasteland

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    Hi all,
    maybe a little off-topic, but Jundo's record pic in the above post made me remember a song with the same title.
    Lauryn Hill sang a lovesong by Rasheem Sharif Pugh "When it hurts so bad", some lines in the lyrics feel just a bit zenny.

    When it hurts so bad
    Why's it feel so good?
    ...
    And if you ever been in love Then you'd understand
    That what you want might make you cry
    What you need might pass you by If you don't catch it
    And what you need ironically
    Will turn out what you want to be
    if you just let it
    if you just let it

    https://youtu.be/eoB1d-ssppw

    edit: ok, nearly the same title than the post :-)... as i come to look closer

    Gassho,
    Kotei sattoday.
    Last edited by Kotei; 09-24-2016 at 07:43 AM. Reason: extra line added
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Onkai
    SatToday

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    Nice talk, thank you. Hello, kitty!

    Gassho, sat today
    迎 Geika

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    Thank you Jundo.

    Your words provide much encouragement as we sit with so many thoughts, doubts, and anxieties.

    Deep bows
    Mike
    Sat2day

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Joyo
    sat today

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Deep bows
    Kokuu
    #sattoday
    ------------------------------------
    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    - Deirdre
    sat2day

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    Let me mention that the Podcast is up, thanks to Sekishi, who did his best to fix sound quality. Anyway, the point is understandable.

    Gassho, J

    SatToday
    Last edited by Jundo; 09-27-2016 at 01:50 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    Thank you!

    Gassho

    Risho
    -sattoday

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    Yes--a little hurry, a little regroup, a little alone time--Thank you Shingen, Thank you Jundo.

    Tai Shi
    std
    Gassho
    The end is to know the beginning for the first time, and to know the beginning is to know the end.

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    Thank you Jundo. 'Let the zazen do all the work' - lovely, helpful lesson. Very nice cat too!
    Gassho
    Cathy
    Sat today

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