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StoBird
03-27-2021, 08:51 AM
I re-read Jundo’s book about a month ago. Lately I have seemed to have caught what I call an “ad-ease” (with the prefix “ad” meaning towards, instead of “dis” meaning away or reversal) this “ad-ease” is what I call “Shikantazamylitis” the symptoms are that I feel a wholeness and completeness in my bones when just sitting Zazen and when things are bad off the cushion there is also a feeling “rightness,” as if I can accept life in all its colors. An unfortunate side effect of “Shikantazamylitis” is that I obnoxiously talk about it to everyone, including people that don’t give a rats behind. How do I stop or at least know who to “infect”? Does the Bodhisattva vow mean I have to try and “infect” every sentient being?

Note, by “everyone” I am talking about bugging and “infecting” people that I know who already meditate but don’t practice Shikantaza (my gf for instance, who reluctantly listens when I talk about it), not the random guy waiting for the light on the street corner and only jokingly “every sentient being.”

Gassho,
Tom
Sat/Lah

Jundo
03-27-2021, 09:20 AM
I re-read Jundo’s book about a month ago. Lately I have seemed to have caught what I call an “ad-ease” (with the prefix “ad” meaning towards, instead of “dis” meaning away or reversal) this “ad-ease” is what I call “Shikantazamylitis” the symptoms are that I feel a wholeness and completeness in my bones when just sitting Zazen and when things are bad off the cushion there is also a feeling “rightness,” as if I can accept life in all its colors. An unfortunate side effect of “Shikantazamylitis” is that I obnoxiously talk about it to everyone, including people that don’t give a rats behind. How do I stop or at least know who to “infect”? Does the Bodhisattva vow mean I have to try and “infect” every sentient being?

Note, by “everyone” I am talking about bugging and “infecting” people that I know who already meditate but don’t practice Shikantaza (my gf for instance, who reluctantly listens when I talk about it), not the random guy waiting for the light on the street corner and only jokingly “every sentient being.”

Gassho,
Tom
Sat/Lah

Maybe they will develop a non-vaccine for it. There are not one not two shots. Then, we drop the mask and run around free. [monk]

Gassho, J

STLah

StoBird
03-27-2021, 09:28 AM
That would be nice. Still. There is a reluctance to practice in the simple way as Dogen says to practice even among some of my Soto friends at a local sangha here. It almost looks more like Theravada practice.

Gassho,
Tom
Sat/Lah

JimInBC
03-27-2021, 04:15 PM
A good friend of mine is a Lutheran minister. Every once in a while he'll suggest my life would be better with Jesus in it. Before I recommend my path to anyone who hasn't explicitly asked about it, I try to remember how I feel when he recommends Jesus to me. [emoji16]

Gassho, Jim
ST/LaH

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