SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Genjo Koan XIII (REDUX)

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KENNETH WROTE ABOUT SOMETHING NEEDING TO BE CLARIFIED ... SO MUCH SO THAT I WANT TO REDUX THIS TALK ... PLEASE 'DROP YOUR BODY & MIND' AND GIVE A LISTEN ...




The Universe as Rock-&-Roll


The Universe is the 'rock' ... we are the 'roll' ...

... Now, if we try to force things, force ourself into playing using all our body and mind, then if one side can be heard, we will be deaf to the other.

But when we can just pour body-&-mind into the music (by dropping body-&-mind) ...



It's all ROCK-&-ROLL!



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When you see forms or hear sounds, fully engaging body-and-mind, you intuit dharma intimately. Unlike things and their reflections in the mirror, and unlike the moon and its reflection in the water, when one side is illumined, the other side is dark. To study the buddha way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of realization remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly. When you first seek dharma, you imagine you are far away from its environs. At the moment when dharma is correctly transmitted, you are immediately your original self. [Aitken & Tanahashi]


Even if we use our whole body and mind to look at forms, and even if we use our whole body and mind to listen to sounds, perceiving them directly, [our human perception] can never be like the reflection of an image in a mirror, or like the water and the moon. When we affirm one side, we are blind to the other side.
To learn Buddhism is to learn ourselves. To learn ourselves is to forget ourselves. To forget ourselves is to be experienced by millions of things and phenomena. To be experienced by millions of things and phenomena is to let our own body and mind, and the body and mind of the external world, fall away. [Then] we can forget the [mental] trace of realization, and show the [real] signs of forgotten realization continually, moment by moment. When a person first seeks the Dharma, he is far removed from the borders of Dharma. But as soon as the Dharma is authentically transmitted to the person himself, he is a human being in his own true place. [Nishijima]


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