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    Kesa

    An interesting article on the kesa in old China:

    http://www.ihp.sinica.edu.tw/~asiamajor/pdf/1999a/9.pdf


    Gassho


    Taigu
    Taigu, teacher at Treeleaf Sangha, was born in 1964, started Zazen early and received Shukke Tokudo in 1983 at age 18 from Rev. Mokusho Zeisler of the Deshimaru Lineage. Received Dharma Transmission from Chodo Cross in 2002. Now resides in Osaka, Japan.

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    Wow what an excellent find!

    Silk, purple robes, gold embroidery...but amazingly we've returned the basics.

    Taigu, sincerely, thank you for bringing this practice to Treeleaf.

    Deep bows,

    Dokan
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    Treeleaf Unsui Myozan Kodo's Avatar
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    Thanks Taigu. Great. A naked clergy? How things could have been otherwise!
    Gassho, with thanks for this work of scholarship.
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    Treeleaf Unsui/Engineer Kyonin's Avatar
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    Thank you, Taigu.

    It's great study material for us newbies at sewing the kesa.
    Please remember I am only a priest in training. I could be wrong in everything I say. Slap me if needed.

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    Rev. Taigu,

    Thank you for this interesting article. I have always wondered how the robes of the Mahayana lineages evolved from those of the earlier orders.
    To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
    -Dhp. 183

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    Gassho

    Daido


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyonin View Post
    Thank you, Taigu.

    It's great study material for us newbies at sewing the kesa.

    Many thanks Taigu for your great teachings and these little jewels you share.



    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
    ~ Dogen Zenji

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    wow very cool read thank you for sharing this!

    Deep bows

    Shohei
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