View Full Version : SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming - (X) - GOAAAAAAAAL!!!!!

11-08-2011, 02:54 PM

Just letting things be in their own way (even the hard things in life) is neither easy nor hard.

Neither be hesitant and fearful, nor wound too tight and charging forward. (This reminds me of the Buddha's famous parable of the lute strings ... strung neither too loose nor too tight to produce beautiful music)

Do not cling, but be open and spacious beyond limits ... Do not even cling to the goal of 'not clinging' or Enlightenment!

Do not run after or run away, but flow with the flow ... letting all things rest as they are. The more you chase after the goal, the further the goal becomes.

To live in the Great Way
is neither easy nor difficult,
but those with limited views
are fearful and irresolute:
the faster they hurry, the slower they go.
Clinging cannot be limited;
even to be attached to the idea of enlightenment
is to go astray.
Just let things be in their own way
and there will be neither coming nor going.

That's how the game is played. Even as we chase after life's goals to keep food on the table and the wolves from the door, running here and there ... abandon all chasing, running after or away. Win or lose ... the game is Won is One.

(sorry about the sound quality today ... it is what it is too 8) )

Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows at this link. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended


11-08-2011, 07:16 PM
:D _/_

11-08-2011, 11:46 PM
Thanks very much jundo.

I sometimes think of a football player from Norway that seemed to always score when he had no time to think about things. In that moment he was at one with everything and something deeper within would take over in that moment. When he was given time to think about things in front of the goal he would make a real mess of things. His name was herald brattback and he player for glasgow celtic about 10 years ago.

In our practice it is about living every second of the game.



11-09-2011, 12:51 AM
Thanks Jundo


11-09-2011, 01:15 AM
In "The Dragon Who Never Sleeps," Robert Aitken offers a gatha that I think goes along perfectly with this talk...

When I hear people say, "Let it happen,"
I vow with all beings
to work toward making it happen--
if it doesn't, then that's how it goes.

Thanks for the talk Jundo. And good luck to your son and his team.


11-10-2011, 03:49 AM
Another wonderful real world teaching! I appreciate how you always seem to be able to integrate all of life around us and make a profound lesson out of it. Or rather, point to life itself, which is the greatest teaching of all. Thank you Jundo Sensei. And like Greg said good luck to Leon and his team :D


11-11-2011, 05:34 PM
Gassho Jundo,

11-13-2011, 02:14 PM
Thanks Jundo!



PS - Posted to Podcasts.

11-14-2011, 04:46 PM

11-17-2011, 02:57 PM

Thank you for this teaching.