View Full Version : SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Xin Xin Ming -(XV)- Ultimate Finality

03-03-2012, 02:09 PM
http://www.freedharma.com/image/creator/sengcan,%20jianzhi.png We close this series on Master Seng-ts'an's XIN XIN MING ... FAITH IN MIND ... a simple, but subtle recipe ...

Consider movement stationary and the stationary in motion,
both movement and rest disappear.
When such dualities cease to exist
Oneness itself cannot exist.
To this ultimate finality
no law or description applies.

For the unified mind in accord with the Way
all self-centered straining ceases.
Doubts and irresolution's vanish
and life in true faith is possible.
With a single stroke we are freed from bondage;
nothing clings to us and we hold to nothing.
All is empty, clear, self-illuminating,
with no exertion of the mind's power.
Here thought, feeling, knowledge, and imagination
are of no value.
In this world of Suchness
there is neither self nor other-than-self

To come directly into harmony with this reality
just simply say when doubt arises, 'Not two.'
In this 'no two' nothing is separate,
nothing excluded.
No matter when or where,
enlightenment means entering this truth.
And this truth is beyond extension or diminution in time or space;
in it a single thought is ten thousand years.

Emptiness here, Emptiness there,
but the infinite universe stands always before your eyes.
Infinitely large and infinitely small;
no difference, for definitions have vanished
and no boundaries are seen.
So too with Being
and non-Being.
Don't waste time in doubts and arguments
that have nothing to do with this.

One thing, all things:
move among and intermingle, without distinction.
To live in this realization
is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
To live in this faith is the road to non-duality,
Because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.

Words! The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is
.......................... no yesterday
.......................... no tomorrow
.......................... no today.

... taking us back to the start ...

The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.

Today's talk is a little longer than usual, as it was part of our monthly Zazenkai at Treeleaf. Please note that there is no video in one portion due to "technical non-problems".


03-03-2012, 02:24 PM
As we had some video "non-difficulties" today, this is a good place to mention and publicly thank the benefactor (who requests to be anonymous) who has donated a state-of-the-art 'hi-def' web cam and laptop for use in our Zazenkai netcasts! Those should arrive here and be up and running in the coming weeks.

We bent the rules on donations to Treeleaf because of this very necessary offer of equipment so central to this place (as today shows) and some special circumstances I cannot mention. Hopefully, I will have the skills to run it all correctly when it comes.

Nine Bows.


Omoi Otoshi
03-03-2012, 04:01 PM
Thank you Jundo,
That was a wonderful talk!

Right now in my life there are so many things people want me to do, so many impossible expectations, so many things to keep track of and so many responsabilities. It felt as if I needed that reminder. Thanks again.


03-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Much thanks.


03-03-2012, 10:59 PM
That's a wonderful news.

Thank you.



03-03-2012, 11:47 PM
Won't be sitting with the recorded zazenkai until Tuesday but I sat with this talk this morning. Thanks for this. "Go with the flowing, be the flowing..." Yes indeed 8)


03-04-2012, 12:36 AM

03-04-2012, 03:42 PM
thanks Jundo - this teaching was timely with so much 'stuff' going round in my mind.

Great news about the donated equipment :)



03-04-2012, 08:12 PM

03-04-2012, 11:26 PM
Thank you Jundo & a public thank you to the anonymous donor...deep bows.



PS - Posted to podcast!

03-05-2012, 02:02 AM
Much thanks to
the benefactor (who requests to be anonymous)


03-06-2012, 03:53 AM
I have really enjoyed these teachings over the past few months and listened to most of them more than once.


03-06-2012, 04:52 PM
Deep appreciation for the gift of your time and efforts.

Gassho Shogen

03-07-2012, 07:47 PM

03-09-2012, 09:02 PM
Gassho... These were excellent and enjoyable talks. The Xin Xin Ming seems like it is a poem describing Shikantaza in a macrocosm. Whereas when one sits Shikantaza, they let go of thoughts. In life, we live that Shikantaza and let go of our grasping, clingyness to add to or remove from our experience.

Thank you so much for these,


03-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Thanks v much


05-31-2012, 10:49 AM
Gassho, having a little non difficulty viewing the sitalongs.
Awaiting your counsel .
Many blessings,
Suzy, Suzan with Zazen always

05-31-2012, 12:47 PM
Wonderful talk Jundo ... thank you for this. You always do provide a clear understanding. :D


P.S. Congrats on the new equipment and a deep bow to the generous soul who provided it.