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    SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: An URGENT ANGO CAUTION!

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    I would like to offer an important reminder and CAUTION to ALL THOSE UNDERTAKING ANGO, RAKUSU SEWING FOR JUKAI and such at Treeleaf ...


    ... both those who say "it is all going well" ... and those who say "it is not going well" ...

    ... those who say that "all has been smooth as silk" ... and those who have encountered bumps and places to trip ...

    ... those who say they have met every goal they set for themselves ... and those who have not.


    Do not forget about "Goalless Goals", about having no place to fall even when we trip and fall! There is no place not the "place for Ango" when lived as such!


    BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY!


    Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows at this link. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.


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    Last edited by Jundo; 11-11-2015 at 01:12 AM.

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    Kantai
    Guest
    Thank you Jundo for this talk.

    I haven't been able to follow all of my ango commitments due to assignments and reading at the university. Now, I know that when done with the right attitude that's ango to.

    But, what is the right attitude?

    Gassho
    Kantai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantai View Post
    Thank you Jundo for this talk.

    I haven't been able to follow all of my ango commitments due to assignments and reading at the university. Now, I know that when done with the right attitude that's ango to.

    But, what is the right attitude?

    Gassho
    Kantai
    Thank you for finding this old talk from a few Ango ago. True then, still true now.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

    #SAT TODAY!

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    Thanks Jundo for posting this thread. I think I've already been caught up in the pass/fail mentality too which isn't very productive. Just more blender noise.

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    Timely medicine. Thank you and deep bows.

    Gassho,
    -Jeff

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    This talk came up on my Treeleaf podcast list today, so very timely.

    Thank you.

    Gassho,

    Shoka
    sattoday

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    Thank you Jundo, and Shoka!

    Gassho
    Lisa
    sat today

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    Timely indeed.

    I had been thinking that I have had a mixture of 'the rough and the smooth' through this Ango period. While initially I tried to not be too harsh on myself about the rough, or too proud of myself about the smooth, I've come to accept more that it is all about living through/with the 'rough with the smooth'. I think that Ango can be a microcosm of our broader life. Many lessons to be learned. Just as 'form is emptiness; emptiness is form', there is really no separation between the rough and the smooth. Life just 'is'...

    Gassho,
    Anshu

    -sat today-

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    Thank you for a timely lesson.
    Very helpful for accepting all my current rough parts of this Ango as well as
    seeing the smooth ones what they actually are, and being with what is.

    Gassho,
    Sergey
    justsat

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    Thank you Jundo for this reminder, and thank you, Sangha, for bringing this talk back and being part of "what is"! Also helpful is the discussion in the thread about family being a part of our Ango. I have tried to allow my family to be part of Ango practice, whether it be a child interrupting Zazen, school or homework commitments pre-empting sewing, or being mindful of the constant worries (and sometimes crises) about the kids that come up. Now it's time to dust off and start again, having not quite gotten in the avowed Ango 45 minute sit yesterday due to work and family obligations.

    Gassho,
    Sierra
    Sitting now

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    Jundo,
    Thanks so much for this teaching.
    Gassho
    Theophan
    Sat Today

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    Jundo,

    Thank you for this timely reminder. Even something as small as daily zazen should be accepted in this way. It was neither rough nor smooth; it was simply zazen.

    Gassho,
    Trish
    sat today


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    the grey cat stalks the keyboard
    now I must edit post
    Last edited by tlap; 11-10-2015 at 12:31 AM.

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    Dear Jundo, Thank you so much for this message. Greatly appreciated. I will do my best to embrace this teaching. Deep bows, Matt #SatToday

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    Thank you Foe this lesson Jundo. I've probably made three Rakusus by now with stopping, taking apart and re-sewing. What an experience! It is truly as life is

    I hope to remember this lesson when I join in the next Ango.

    Metta

    Gassho

    Clarisse Sat2Day




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    Thank you, Jundo,

    Whenever I fall out of the Ango saddle, by some glorious act of serendipity the necessary teaching appears here, as though by magic. There is much wisdom in this sangha. This weekend I fell right off the Ango horse and then up pops Jundo, with his lovely beardy face, and gives just the right teaching for me to get back into the saddle, grab the reins and cantor off.

    Thank you for your teaching, Jundo. It means a lot to me.

    Martyn

    Sitting now.

  16. #16
    Thank you Jundo. This is a timely reminder.

    Gassho,

    Simon

    Sat Today

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