Buddha's Work

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(BENDOWA XXIV)

I am jumping back a sentence in the text due to my lack of mindfulness ...

Also, today's sitting and talk is especially dedicated to the fellow who wrote the other day to say that his son had passed away recently ...

In other words ...

You are perfectly you and not you, yet all things ... ... and thus one's self is perfectly realized and actuated, True Self manifested ...whereby, whether one is moving or standing perfectly still, all the world is going as it goes in a very beautiful way  ... as if buddha carrying out buddha's work and effects.
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But does that mean the world is always just as our little self might wish it?

Does that mean that our responsibility for how we live ends there?


 
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Moreover, although both mind and object [subject and object] appear and disappear within stillness, because this takes place in the realm of self-receiving and self-employing [jijiyu] without moving a speck of dust or destroying a single form, extensive buddha work and profound subtle buddha influence are carried out. .

From: Talk on the Wholehearted Practice of the Way - Kosho Uchiyama (with Shohaku Okumura, Taigen Daniel Leighton)




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

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