SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: WHAT'S WHAT

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Image Today's talk (WHAT) was presented (WHEN) during our August Zazenkai (WHERE) at Treeleaf Sangha by (WHO) Jundo ...

4-Hour AUGUST ZAZENKAI

... and (HOW) riffs on this WHY Koan from the Book of Serenity ...

A monk asked Master Kaku of Roya,
"If the essential state is pure and clear, then why do mountains, rivers and the
great earth arise?"
Kaku said,
"If the essential state is pure and clear, then why do mountains, rivers and the
great earth arise!"



WHY indeed!

Sometimes what appears a QUESTION is truly an AFFIRMATION! 

HOW you ask ... And WHY ...

I touch a bit on Alice and the Chesire Cat and some WHERE ... 

Cheshire Puss,' [Alice] began, ... `Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
`I don't much care where--' said Alice.
`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
`--so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation.
`Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'". ...




THAT'S WHY!

... and Dogen playing the WHAT of What is this that thus comes?, words spoken by the Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng.



So, that's WHAT's WHAT! ... WHO's WHO ... 

... WHEREFORE WHYFORE WHENFORE ...


... HOW 
'bout that!



TODAY'S TALK (ABOUT 30 MINUTES) WAS PART OF OUR MONTHLY ZAZENKAI, AND IS FOLLOWED BY A SHORT PERIOD OF ZAZEN and KINHIN




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