View Full Version : SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming -(XIV)- Child Comes Home

02-11-2012, 06:52 AM
http://centersandsquares.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/welcome-home.jpgOur little daughter has come home from the hospital today, after we might have lost her just a week ago. HURRAH! HORRAY!! Mom and Dad are AS HAPPY AS HAPPY CAN BE!

Yet, just as a few days ago when things were dark and we were so sad, we still do not push any of life away, including happiness ...

... And neither do we run toward the days like this, clutching at happiness. Such is True Happiness, Equanimity and Contentment!

Equanimity does not mean that one should be emotionless! One can have one's DHARMA CAKE AND EAT IT TOO! Last time I wrote ...

Life is sometimes sickness and sometimes health. I know that human beings prefer only the healthy days ... but Buddhas have no such preferences.

However, that does not mean a Buddha can't enjoy a good celebration and the happy times too! :) One can be glad and joyous AND STILL BE wonderously, simultaneously not desirous at all, open to whatever life next brings! Strange, this Buddhist Wisdom, isn't it?

If the eye never sleeps,
all dreams will naturally cease.
If the mind makes no discriminations,
the ten thousand things are as they are, of single essence.
To understand the mystery of this One-essence
is to be release from all entanglements.
When all things are seen equally
the timeless Self-essence is reached.
No comparisons or analogies are possible
in this causeless, relationless state.

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


02-11-2012, 07:52 AM
Glad to hear the happy news! :)


02-11-2012, 11:27 AM
Joyous! :D

Hope you and your family had a lovely party.



02-11-2012, 01:09 PM
Happy to see you happy, and to know your little girl is coming home.

This talk really gets to the heart of the struggle I've had with the meaning of Equanimity.

Thank you.

Gassho, Kojip.

02-11-2012, 01:14 PM
Thank you for this teaching.

And I hope that party was happy and fun.

I am so glad things are getting better and that the baby is back home. :D

02-11-2012, 02:35 PM
Great news and great talk!


02-11-2012, 03:39 PM
Thank you Jundo, great news and great teaching

Equanimity does not mean that one should be emotionless! One can have one's DHARMA CAKE AND EAT IT TOO!

I have this chocolate cake, which I love .... every little slice is a delight .... I love eating it ... but I can not eat it complete in one bite (probably It would sicken me) ... I also know that although I eat slowly, my cake will not last forever .... I know I cannot make it just appear by magic just by desiring it, as cooking takes time and I may not have the ingredients or the time to cook one .... I know it tastes delicious, but remembering its flavor is not the same as the actually taste of it.... then, better, take my slice, enjoy it with all my heart, let the little sadness of seeing an empty plate arrive, and wait until tomorrow .... more cake tomorrow ... or not :)

02-11-2012, 05:19 PM

So happy that Sada is coming home...and thank you for this teaching.


02-11-2012, 05:26 PM
Wonderful news indeed! As a father of three girls, thank you for this teaching.



PS - Up on podcast

02-11-2012, 09:57 PM
Happy with ALL my heart for the return of Sada to her home!! Happy with all my heart that we have the opportunity to listen to your wise
teachings. Remembering however that even the teachings are to be "let go" of in the end, just as happy and sad days are too.

Best wishes to you and everyone at Treeleaf,

02-12-2012, 01:45 AM
Glad to hear the happy news! :)


Hi Rafael,

And any word on your son, who I know is very sick too?

Sitting for your son, and all the sick children today.

Gassho, Jundo

02-12-2012, 01:54 AM
Glad to hear the happy news! :)


Hi Rafael,

And any word on your son, who I know is very sick too?

Sitting for your son, and all the sick children today.

Gassho, Jundo

Hi Jundo!

Thanks for asking and sitting. He's doing much better although he's still on antibiotics. The test for dengue came out negative, which was a great relief for me and my wife. They're both recovering nicely.

02-12-2012, 12:15 PM
Congratulations, Jundo!

I'm so very happy for you and your family!



P.S.- I love the "have your dharma cake and eat it too" analogy. :)

02-12-2012, 02:34 PM
Hooorah! Glad to hear this wonderful news from you and Rafael! Party on guys :D

On equanimity......
I've had a difficult time reconciling the meaning of equanimity, as used in your teachings, with my way of understanding it. I now realize my view was formed by what I've learned from its usage in the Hinayana perspective. With this former understanding of mine your teachings didn't click. This really clears that confusion for me. Thank you!!


02-12-2012, 02:58 PM
Thank you for sharing your happiness... and this really amazing teaching! Wonderful news.

02-12-2012, 03:04 PM
So glad your little girl is feeling better and home again :)

02-12-2012, 06:00 PM
Thank you.
Sad .. happy .. it's a dance.

Spent Saturday night holding and massaging my man through a panic attack. I could have been so resentful, about not going out, about having cooked a meal that ended up in a bucket... but it was just as it was, just OK, just going through this together. I often want to run and hide when he is suffering, but this time I managed to just be present, no thoughts, no agenda, tending to what was needed. I think it made a difference for both of us. The morning after I started thinking and wishing for a "normal" life (whatever that is) while at the same time remaining at some distance to my thoughts, knowing that if I go down that path it'll change nothing and just make me unhappy. He is feeling slightly better this morning. He had breakfast and went out to get groceries. He liked the jacket I bought him that he didn't even look at yesterday. It's just as it is. We've been dancing for 20 years together this month. We'll go on dancing.


02-13-2012, 11:42 AM
Do ittashimashite _/_ :)

02-14-2012, 07:06 PM
Take good care


02-15-2012, 03:14 AM
:D :D