Zazen Meditation with Jundo : The Sick Child Sutra

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I was going to start a series of talks yesterday on an old Zen writing ... Master Dogen's Bendowa (sometimes called "A Talk about Pursuing the Truth") ...

But our son, Leon, started throwing up at 4am ... and I've been up all night and all day with him (he is better now, after the doctor gave him something. But my wife, Mina, is off at an Ai-ki-do tournament this week, so it is just me to take care of Leon).

That's okay. In fact, that is practice, life ... life-practice. A child's moans are just a Sutra being chanted, his fever the Dharma (we have some parents in our Sangha with kids with physical conditions truly chronic and serious, much more than a passing stomach flu. Those families practice with this every day, and in a profound way I can barely imagine).

Master Dogen's "Talk about Pursuing the Truth" will have to wait a couple of days, cause right now there is the truth of a sick child.

(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)

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