If It Was Good Enough For The Buddhas (Continued) ...

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(BENDOWA XXVII)


I want to continue and clarify a couple of things mentioned in the last talk ... I asked:


But, in fact, did all the Buddhas and Ancestors practice exactly the form of Zazen we practice?

No ...  and Yes ...


The moment we sit Zazen, we are sitting exactly as the Buddhas and Ancestors sat. What's more, we --are-- the Buddhas and Ancestors sitting.

Some might even say that Zazen is sitting you, me, the Ancestors and Buddhas ... There's just sitting!

In other words, our sitting may be somewhat different from how the Buddhas and Ancestors sat, just as you and I and the Buddhas and Ancestors are all somewhat different, separate people.

Yet our sitting is precisely the same, just as you and I and the Buddhas and Ancestors are precisely the same.
 
ALSO A REMINDER: OUR MAY MONTHLY 4-HOUR ZAZENKAI WILL BE TOMORROW, LIVE FROM SATURDAY 9PM (JAPAN TIME) and AS A REAL TIME RECORDING LATER




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

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