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    SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE



    A fruity talk returning to this passage of the XIN XIN MING ... a fundamental view of most Eastern religions in one way or another, as basic as "A is for Apple" ... really quite simple though the mind resists to see ...


    When no discriminating thoughts arise, the old mind ceases to exist.
    When thought objects vanish, the thinking-subject vanishes,
    as when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.
    Things are objects because of the subject;
    the subject is such because of things (object).
    Understand the relativity of these two
    and the basic reality: the unity of emptiness.
    In this Emptiness the two are indistinguishable
    and each contains in itself the whole world.
    If you do not discriminate between coarse and fine
    you will not be tempted to prejudice and opinion.



    ... a description of the subject/object divisions created by the discriminating, divisive thoughts of the mind ... separating its own little 'self' from a perceived 'not the self', this from that ... creating a subject in relation to 'not self' objects, and objects in relation to subject. The mind is like a knife, slicing and dicing the unbroken wholeness of a juicy apple into countless pieces ... one of which you perceive as "you" standing in contrast to "not you" in the mind's eye

    Halt the process of dividing, and Wholeness is again perceived. Cease all judgments and categorizations, and frictions cease, scars heal. The apple is restored, pristine.

    As well, every bit contains and expresses the whole too, much like every bite of an apple contains the sweetness of the apple.

    How much clearer can such be laid out? An apple ripe for the plucking!


    (and when life hands ya lemons ... make lemonade!) :wink:


    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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    Oh wonderful, my favorite mantra....Yum!

    So then when we eat the apple, we become the apple, we are the apple, we partake of appleness and not only experience appleness but also become what appleness is. Is the apple sweet just sitting there, or when it is being eaten. As I experience apple, do I become sweet, apple itself. What a fortunate example and wonderful autumn experiment.

    This past week, I was at my Abbey which has an apple orchard. I was wandering the Abbey grounds and walked through the orchard. Most of the trees had already been picked for the seasons produce to make dried apples, apple sauce, apple butter and such. A few rather withered apples remained on the trees for the migrating birds to peck at. Then I saw one lone, whole round apple that had been missed, just within reach of a wandering monk. I picked it, washed it and ate it while I enjoyed the brisk air carrying the scent of burning leaves, the maples bright red over the hill.....Yum!

    Gassho,

    Seishin Kyrill

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

    I have a new favorite talk.

    Thanks Jundo.

    Now, for some apple pie :shock:

    gassho
    Greg

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

    Jundo,

    Thank you for this teaching.

    But, now I must go...for some reason I'm hungry.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyrillos
    Oh wonderful, my favorite mantra....Yum!

    So then when we eat the apple, we become the apple, we are the apple, we partake of appleness and not only experience appleness but also become what appleness is. Is the apple sweet just sitting there, or when it is being eaten. As I experience apple, do I become sweet, apple itself. What a fortunate example and wonderful autumn experiment.

    This past week, I was at my Abbey which has an apple orchard. I was wandering the Abbey grounds and walked through the orchard. Most of the trees had already been picked for the seasons produce to make dried apples, apple sauce, apple butter and such. A few rather withered apples remained on the trees for the migrating birds to peck at. Then I saw one lone, whole round apple that had been missed, just within reach of a wandering monk. I picked it, washed it and ate it while I enjoyed the brisk air carrying the scent of burning leaves, the maples bright red over the hill.....Yum!

    Gassho,

    Seishin Kyrill
    Brother Seishin Kyrill

    When you set your mind to the written word you create such beautiful poetry. Something as simple as a stroll through the orchard on an autum day shows the universe displaying a thing of beauty. Thank you so much. Yum indeed Gassho Shogen.

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    Jundo
    Thank you for sparing no expense on props for this teaching. I love apples and eat a lot of them. So from now on when I eat one this teaching will be with me. Gassho Shogen

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

    I will from now on use the term "the Big Apple" instead of the "Dharmakaya"!
    Gassho

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

    Thank you Jundo for the teaching.
    Apple being one of my favourite fruit, it was really hard to concentrate on what you were saying while you were playing with that juicy thing

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

    Thank you for this wonder, wonderful teaching, Jundo.

    Lots to sit with and non-think.

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    Thank you Jundo.

    Gassho,

    Shawn

    PS - Up on podcast now.

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

    Thanks Jundo

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    Gassho and Thank you,
    Peter

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

    An apple a day may keep the doctor away......but there's no better medicine than the Dharma
    Fantastic talk!

    Gassho,
    John

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo

    (and when life hands ya lemons ... make lemonade!) :wink:
    Or perhaps lemons bars, which are also sweet, sour, delicious pieces of a whole



    Gassho

    Jen

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    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (IX) - A-IS-FOR-APPLE

    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer G P
    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo

    (and when life hands ya lemons ... make lemonade!) :wink:
    Or perhaps lemons bars, which are also sweet, sour, delicious pieces of a whole



    Gassho

    Jen
    Oh Jen that looks sooooo delicious!

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