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Seiko
02-16-2021, 05:00 PM
Hello,
Please can someone post a link to the English translation of Fukanzazenji that is used in Treeleaf?
Thank you

In Gassho
Seiko
stlah

Risho
02-16-2021, 05:14 PM
Seiko you may already know this, but check out Jundoís book: The Zen Masterís Dance; itís hands down my favorite explanation of it ( Iím not pandering lol; after several read throughs itís really good), which also contains his translation. Other than that Iím not sure if there is an official Treeleaf one other than the one found in Shobogenzo ( eg Nishijima/Cross translation) that is a question for Jundo and The Priests :)

gassho

risho
-stlah

Seiko
02-16-2021, 05:22 PM
Seiko you may already know this, but check out Jundoís book: The Zen Masterís Dance; itís hands down my favorite explanation of it ( Iím not pandering lol; after several read throughs itís really good), which also contains his translation. Other than that Iím not sure if there is an official Treeleaf one other than the one found in Shobogenzo ( eg Nishijima/Cross translation) that is a question for Jundo and The Priests :)

gassho

risho
-stlah

Thank you Risho,
I do have Jundo's book, but have not begun reading it yet.

In Gassho
Seiko
stlah

Kotei
02-16-2021, 05:56 PM
Hello,

there is a version included in our Rohatsu Retreat Chantbook on page 23-25: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UWoL4JALWy0Ftwc1psolt-5_d2kBSQKi/view

and Jundo is reciting it in the last unit of the Retreat starting at around minute 35 here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCliWayqmB4

Gassho,
Kotei sat/lah today.

Seiko
02-17-2021, 09:24 AM
Hello,

there is a version included in our Rohatsu Retreat Chantbook on page 23-25: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UWoL4JALWy0Ftwc1psolt-5_d2kBSQKi/view

and Jundo is reciting it in the last unit of the Retreat starting at around minute 35 here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCliWayqmB4

Gassho,
Kotei sat/lah today.

Thank you Kotei,
I knew Jundo read it during Rohatsu, but sometimes it becomes difficult for me to find things in the forums, due to my eyesight.

I also want to thank you for a gentle comment that you made to me some time ago - about my sewing of the Rakusu. It was about thread tension. You kindly did not ask me to undo and re-sew my work, but I thought a lot about your words, and decided to begin again. My concentration and mindfulness was stronger the second time and the sewing became more even - as did my mental state. I am very grateful for this teaching. Thank you.

One day I will add to my Rakusu blog and share with you.

In Gassho
Seiko
stlah

Kotei
02-17-2021, 11:41 AM
Thank you Seiko gassho1

When sewing, I often think that the Rakusu or Kesa is sewing myself as much as the other way round.
In life and sewing, perfection can only be experienced when trying ones best and accepting the outcome as it is.

Gassho,
Kotei sat/lah today.