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    Not being caught by extremes

    Not being caught by extremes and yet living this life to the full.
    Our job, so to speak.
    Try, you fail. Escape, you fall.
    So, where. when? How and who? And what for???
    And what if you also drop these fancy questions and go back to the source,
    the origin, displayed every moment in suchness,
    your true faceless face
    your true nameles name?

    What if, despite Heaven or Hell,
    homeless and begging
    we all return home?


    gassho


    Taigu

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    Re: Not being caught by extremes

    After reading for an hour the words of three zen-teachers in several blogs fighting with words in the public arena, hanging out in the open their dirty clothes, even publishing their private emails for the millions to read, advising each other to get mental help from a psychiatrist and so on and on... and on..., I thought let's have a look at the "Treeleaf view active topics" , and there was your post Taigu at the top of the page. There could not have been better words. Thank you Taigu of the Woods

    Gassho, Edward

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    Re: Not being caught by extremes

    Quote Originally Posted by Taigu
    Not being caught by extremes and yet living this life to the full.
    Our job, so to speak.
    Try, you fail. Escape, you fall.
    So, where. when? How and who? And what for???
    And what if you also drop these fancy questions and go back to the source,
    the origin, displayed every moment in suchness,
    your true faceless face
    your true nameles name?

    What if, despite Heaven or Hell,
    homeless and begging
    we all return home?


    gassho


    Taigu
    Yes, exactly

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    Re: Not being caught by extremes

    With every breath, I change.
    Every breath I have a different name
    My nameless name remains
    What is it? What it is?
    I don't know

    Gassho

    "Rimon"

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    Re: Not being caught by extremes

    Dear Brother Taigu,

    You have summed up the action, rule and substance of the hermit life I am endeavoring each day. Thank you for this simple and thorough rule of life.

    3X3 Gassho,

    Seishin Kyrill

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    Re: Not being caught by extremes

    Thank you Taigu Sensei. Today, I will carry this around as my thought for the day. Tonight, I will let go of it......
    _/_

    Gassho,
    John

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    Thank you Taigu Sensei.

    Gassho,

    Risho

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    this teaching comes at the perfect time....
    gassho

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    Thank you, much needed, much appreciated, much practiced, much noticed, much falling, much getting back up.

    Gassho,
    Myoken

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    ...like the poetry of a mild spring wind,
    here it is, now its gone,
    _()_
    Peter

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    Re: Not being caught by extremes

    What a thoughtful way to start up my day.

    I will sit on this in a bit.

    Thank you, Taigu-san.

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    Re: Not being caught by extremes

    Thank you Taigu-oso;
    That is simply beautiful.
    Home, where the hearth is 8)

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    Taigu,

    Thank you.

    Gassho.

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    Gassho
    Shohei

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    Deep Gassho!

    Jinyu

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    Gassho,

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    Gassho.
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