Lava and Sea Zazen

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On our way back to Japan today ...

But this morning had the great experience of going on a boat and heading out to sea before sunrise to witness something that can be seen few places in the world ... the entry of rivers of hot lava into the ocean, here on the coast of Hawaii. The captain, if I may say, was a bit daring ... heading in within about 20 feet of the lava spouts and explosions (as the hot lava hit the cold seawater)

Between the bouncing of the boat in 7 foot seas, the steam and heat ... well, it was something. I sat Zazen as the boat tossed around for about an hour ... or, better, I bounced Zazen.

I cannot show any video, but this is similar to what we experienced (look about 30 seconds or a minute into the recording).

Without millions and millions of years of this process, there would be no land for us to walk upon, nor air to breathe ... no complex life on this world. All is inter-connected in the constant process of creation-destruction and being.

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

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