• SIT-A-LONG with Taigu: The sound of a bell



    In the very begining of Shobogenzo, Dogen quotes a famous poem of Nyojo, his teacher:

    My late master, the eternal buddha, says:

    Whole body like a mouth, hanging in space;
    Not asking if the wind is east, west, south, or north,
    For all others equally, it speaks praj˝ā.
    Chin ten ton ryan chin ten ton.

    Free, careless, empty, the bell and the sound cannot be broken in two. Is the bell just a bell? Isn't the bell bigger, much larger? How large, how big is it? And where are you in the picture?
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    Jundo

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    The above video fails to mention our particle collider, home to three (3) Noble Prizes!



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    Jundo

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    Oh, all these years I have not been there, although 20 minutes from here. You have inspired me.

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    Geika

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    Tsukuba has a lot of neat stuff.

    What about this?:

    https://youtu.be/0NAJ3a-RYTs

    Sat today, lah

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    Thanks, I'll try it. At least the mantra does not have a greasy texture.

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    Jundo

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    PS - In some traditional Buddhist beliefs, there is a mantra to cure skin disease.

    Try it, it couldn't hurt. It might not help, but it couldn't

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