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(BENDOWA XXI)

As the chain reaction brought about by Zazen continues, we see all the world ... earth, grass and trees, stones, wind, water, fire, other sentient beings ... aid the person who sits Zazen to exhibit realization and know the Buddha's truth.

In turn, the person who sits Zazen, rising from the Zafu and in all her activities far and wide, spreads the Buddha-virtue to aid all who she impacts in her life.

'Tis a grand mutual benefit and support network!

  
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At this time, everything in the universe in ten directions - soil, earth, grass, and trees; fences, walls, tiles, and pebbles - performs the Buddha's work. The people that receive the benefit thus produced by wind and water are all mystically helped by the fine and unthinkable influence of the Buddha, and they exhibit the immediate state of realization. All beings who receive and utilize this water and fire spread the influence of the Buddha in the original state of experience, so that those who live and talk with them also, are all reciprocally endowed with the limitless Buddha-virtue. Expanding and promoting their activity far and wide, they permeate the inside and the outside of the entire universe with the limitless, unceasing. unthinkable, and incalculable Buddha-Dharma..


From: Bendowa - A Talk about Pursuing the Truth  - Nishijima-Cross





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


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