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    This and that

    The voice of the teacher sounds harsh sometimes, soft at other times, don t be attached to the voice. Don t be attached to the teacher. Don t be attached to your ears. Don t make a fuss with what s between your ears. Thoughts never stop. Thoughts are not a problem. Don t be attached to your thoughts of understanding or not understanding. Don t worry. In that state, stop. Be still water reflecting thoughts, flames, anger, roles, masks... Be the full body of reflection without judging this and that, yourself or others. Ditch judgements because they break one into two and two into one. They are utter nonsense. In reality we are deluded AND Buddha, at the same time. No need to choose. Farts are radiant and smelly, Buddha are made out of light and mud. When one sees that there isn t anything to escape from or pick up, it is a very liberating.
    Absolute and relative dance and collapse-bloom in each other.

    The robe is Tataghata s body and a few inches of fabric. You cannot see one without the other.

    Gassho


    Taigu

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    Gassho!

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    Gassho, Shawn Jakudo Hinton
    It all begins when we say, I. Everything that follows is illusion.
    "Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarrassment."
    寂道

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    Thank you, Taigu.
    Gassho, Kaishin
    Thanks,
    Kaishin (開心, Open Heart)
    Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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    Thank you Taigu.

    Gassho.
    Seimyo

    明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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    Thank you, teacher.

    Gassho.

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    The voice of the teacher sounds harsh sometimes, soft at other times, don t be attached to the voice.
    Same might be said of the student - or in my case ignorant or more ignorant . . .
    The dervishes have a similar perspective, they liken teaching to medicine. 'Do not concern yourself if it is sweet or bitter - will it cure your malady?'

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    Thank you Taigu.

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    oneness

    Thank you.


    Gassho,
    Edward
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    Thank you,
    Gassho
    Myoku

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    Teacher I thank you
    Gassho
    David

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    Gassho.
    Heisoku 平 息
    Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taigu View Post
    Farts are radiant and smelly
    Exactly what I've been trying to tell my wife.

    All playing aside: these words turn me into the still water reflecting. Thank you.

    Gassho
    Shōmon

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    Kyotai
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    Gassho

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    Thank you Taigu.
    Gassho,
    Matt

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    Joyo
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    thank you,

    Gassho,
    Treena

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    Gassho,

    Kikai

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    Inspiring Taigu! Thank you!

    Gassho, John

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    Gassho.

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    Ghasso
    If I'm already enlightened why the hell is this so hard?

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    Nindo
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    Thank you Taigu.
    With bows,
    Nindo

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