Tugas Gunadarma Gunadarma Tutorial VB.NET Download OST Anime Soundtrack Anime Opening Anime Ending Anime OST Anime Japan Download Lagu Anime Jepang

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: 8/8 - Seven Points of Practice Point 7 Recap - p. 167

  1. #1

    8/8 - Seven Points of Practice Point 7 Recap - p. 167

    Oh, I almost forgot to post this this week. ops:

    I hope that "Point 7" is not about being attentive and mindful ...

    Gassho, J

  2. #2

    Re: 8/8 - Seven Points of Practice Point 7 Recap - p. 167

    Uchiyama on page 168,

    There is no one who can claim to always embody bodhi-mind, the mind that aspires to practice and attain enlightenment. Each of us gathers and contributes his or her own little bodhi-mind to the general effort.

    For me, these two sentences sum up the purpose and the value of the sangha in general and Treeleaf in particular.

    Gassho, Tony

  3. #3

    Re: 8/8 - Seven Points of Practice Point 7 Recap - p. 167

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-KY
    For me, these two sentences sum up the purpose and the value of the sangha in general and Treeleaf in particular.
    Hi Tony, I wholeheartedly agree. One thing that Uchiyama said gave me pause, though.
    A good practice place must neither be a place for carrying on religious political intrigues nor a place to try to clamber up the pseudo-spiritual ladder.
    That is pretty challenging for any type of group. I keep thinking back to my posts at Treeleaf. Did I engage in any gossip that might exacerbate "religious political intrigues" or express something in a competitive way?

    I confess to being competitive. And, I see the negative impact of this behavior on others. The challenge is how to be supportive and helpful to fellow sangha members without being pedantic or resorting to one-upmanship.

    I think that it is probably impossible to avoid religious political intrigues and competitiveness in any society. But the better I can understand the root causes of my behavior, the better I can contribute to the sangha and make it a "good practice place." And after all, my practice seems to benefit the most from repeated attempts and failures.

    Gassho,

    Linda

  4. #4

    Re: 8/8 - Seven Points of Practice Point 7 Recap - p. 167

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by Uchiyama Roshi
    Cooperate with one another and aim to create a place where sincere practitioners can practice without trouble.
    Hey, that sounds like Treeleaf, doesn't it? Well, OK, 99% of the time anyway. :wink:

    Gassho
    Ken

  5. #5

    Re: 8/8 - Seven Points of Practice Point 7 Recap - p. 167

    I enjoyed the old saying (on page 168):
    The poor farmer makes weeds, the mediocre one makes crops, and the skilled farmer makes soil.
    My take was: making soil is about developing the foundation with a focus on conditions and processes that are life-supporting and enhancing. Whereas making crops, suggests a focus and perhaps an attachment to a particular outcome.

    Janice

Similar Threads

  1. point 3 on the 4 points of zazen
    By bayamo in forum TREELEAF COMMUNITY: Topics about Zazen, Zen, Buddhism & MORE ZAZEN!
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-30-2009, 05:21 PM
  2. 7/11 - Seven Points of Practice Intro Point I - p. 139
    By Jundo in forum "BEYOND WORDS & LETTERS" BOOK CLUB
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-13-2008, 09:18 AM
  3. 8/1 - Seven Points of Practice Point 5 6 - p. 164
    By Jundo in forum "BEYOND WORDS & LETTERS" BOOK CLUB
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-07-2008, 11:05 AM
  4. 7/25 - Seven Points of Practice Point 4 - p. 161
    By Jundo in forum "BEYOND WORDS & LETTERS" BOOK CLUB
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-03-2008, 07:38 PM
  5. 7/18 - Seven Points of Practice Points 2 3 - p. 149
    By Alberto in forum "BEYOND WORDS & LETTERS" BOOK CLUB
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-03-2008, 10:33 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •