'MONDAYS with TAIGU' - beginners mind

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As I was on my way to Kyoto this morning, i wrote the followings cheap poems:

Books and ideas are far too serious
Children and walks
will show you the way

All these words
pointing at the ineffable
snow on snow

Cluttered head
never ending blossoms
this life


Well, this is an attempt to convey the sheer simplicity of our path. Studying is of course important, reading sutra and texts is a necessary food more for practice than for thought. It is not intended to fill our head with notions, opinions, views and concepts. The reading of Shobogenzo should take us to the reading of things as it is not to blur our vision. We live in this ever changing beauty and at the same time, we are often trapped in a box filled with old stuff. How can we open our eyes to the very wonder? How can we never get caught by self importance and certainty?
Sitting in the unconditionnal state, resting in the seal at ease and in peace, and begin each and every time.

gassho


Taigu




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

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