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Jundo
06-27-2015, 08:01 AM
http://images.naldzgraphics.net/2015/03/7-buddha-illustrations-barbaccia.jpg Last time (http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?13551-SIT-A-LONG-with-Jundo-Why-Zen-Folks-FAIL%21%21-%283%29-CHASING) in this series on "Why Zen Folks FAIL!", we looked at NOT KNOWING HOW NOT TO CHASE! Folks don't know how to be totally still. This time, the reason "Zen Folks FAIL!" is because of complacently NOT KNOWING HOW TO CHASE! Folks don't know how to keep climbing and moving! [scared]


Saying about this life and world that "there is nothing in need of change" --does not-- mean "there is nothing in need of change". Simply because all things are "perfectly complete, just as they are", that --does not-- mean that all things are "perfectly complete, just as they are". Saying so is only from one beautiful perspective. In fact, to realize profoundly that "there is nothing in need of change", we must change our human tendencies of excess desire, anger, jealously and other divisive thoughts of ignorance. There is a lot about us in need of change in order to realize that nothing was ever in need of change from the first, not a drop. :buddha:


Furthermore, although all things are "perfectly complete, just as they are", one can work to improve and achieve, with every step along the way being "perfectly complete, just as it are". Here is a simple example.


As a middle aged man with some weight to shed, I am constantly on a diet and doing my little exercises. In a Buddha's Eye, I am "perfectly complete, just as I am" while fat. A whole and complete fatty. However, from another perspective, I want to lose weight. So, while exercising, I am ""perfectly complete, just as I am" at every step while exercising and trying to loose weight. If I cheat on my diet with an extra piece of cake, that fact (and the cake too) is "perfectly complete, just as they are" although ... from another perspective ... cheating is failure and a ticket to fatness (so I try not to). If all goes well and I get skinny, I will be "perfectly complete, just as I am" while skinny. In other words, "perfectly complete, just as I am" all along the way. All is "perfectly complete without need of change" and "in need of great change cause far from perfect" AT ONCE!



Do ya get the picture?


Or, as Dogen (in his usual far from understated way) expresses our efforts right now ... our efforts right now are truly all the universe, all time and space, all being, making effort right now ...


The time-being right now is entirely actualized without being caught up in nets or cages. Deva kings and heavenly beings appearing right and left are the time-being of your complete effort right now. The time-being of all beings throughout the world in water and on land is just the actualization of your complete effort right now. All beings of all kinds in the visible and invisible realms are the time-being actualized by your complete effort, flowing due to your complete effort. Closely examine this flowing; without your complete effort right now, nothing would be actualized, nothing would flow. (Shobogenzo Uji)


And so it is throughout all our Buddhist Practice and life, as we work to be better, gentler, kinder, wiser and more compassionate human beings.



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Myosha
06-27-2015, 12:07 PM
Hello,

"there is nothing in need of change"

"perfectly complete, just as they are"

Amen

Thank you for the lesson.



Gassho
Myosha sat today

Jishin
06-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Hi,

Zen folks fail because they do not fail completely. When they are complete failures, the entire universe is available for chasing.

Gassho, Jishin

#SatToday

Ekai
06-28-2015, 02:45 AM
Thank you, Jundo

Shingen
06-28-2015, 05:29 AM
Wonderful Jundo, thank you! Love the props too. =)

Gassho
Shingen

#sattoday

Kyotai
06-28-2015, 06:29 AM
Thank you Jundo,

gassho2
Kyotai
Sat Today :)

Meishin
06-28-2015, 02:56 PM
Thank you, Jundo. Leaving soon for the gym.

Gassho
Meishin
sat today

Luciana
06-28-2015, 11:22 PM
Thanks, Jundo!

_/\_

L.

sat2day

Joyo
07-09-2015, 06:28 PM
"Stillness as we keep moving"

Thank you, Jundo.

Gassho,
Joyo
sat today

Risho
09-08-2015, 08:39 PM
Thank you Jundo sensei. This is one of the hardest points for me to realize and such an important point. I struggle with weight as well and the key is going on the path while avoiding those tempting ideals that all problems will be solved in an imaginary future when i'm somehow better. Ah the machinations of the mind. Thank you again

Gassho

Risho
-sattoday

Kyonin
09-08-2015, 09:19 PM
Thank you, Jundo.

Gassho,

Kyonin
#SatToday

Byokan
09-16-2015, 05:46 PM
Thank you Jundo.

Gassho
Lisa
sat today

p.s. this workout beats P90X and Crossfit any day! ;)

Onkai
04-15-2016, 08:42 PM
Thank you, Jundo.gassho2

Gassho,
Onkai
SatToday