The self is a trembling dewdrop, its imperfection make it possible for the moon to shine and be reflected. Practice-realization is not about shining forth, dazzling everything, it is the backward step of turning the light and reflecting it (Fukanzazengi, Nishijima-Cross translation). In the process, our imperfections and flaws are greatly perceived, clearly and vividly revealed, deeply redeemed. There is no more room for pride or self importance, the work is to take this delusion and through practice-realization, turn it into awakening. In Dogen's words: Bonno soku bodai (illusions become enlightenment). When an idea arises, just wake up. Just in the waking up to it, it vanishes (Fukanzazengi Shinpintsu-Bon, Cross translation).
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Today's Sit-A-Long video follows.Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.
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This page contains a single entry by Jundo published on May 31, 2010 2:17 AM.