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Thread: What do you expect?

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    Yugen
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    What do you expect?

    What do you expect?

    Do you expect me to have answers? I have more questions now than when I started.

    Do you expect me to be an example? What is an example? My mistakes are more instructive than my “successes”

    Practice with me because I am flawed, not because I have any inner track on finding “the way” – even if I found it I couldn’t share it with you… no matter how much I wanted to.

    Do you look to me for what to do? Who is looking?

    What are we doing? Why are we doing it?

    I used to rely on myself for practice. Now more than ever I need a Sangha to practice.

    I used to like to hear myself talk. Now I listen.

    I’m more of a beginner than when I started years ago.

    I know less with each passing day.

    Each and every one of you teach me, every day.

    What do you expect?

    Deep bows
    Yugen
    Last edited by Yugen; 12-02-2013 at 08:09 PM.

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    In this moment expect present action.

    Thanks for impetus!


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

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    Joyo
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    This is so true, Yugen, and I feel so much the same about my own life. It`s not just the Zen path, it`s the path of remaining very humble. Thank you very much for sharing.

    Gassho,
    Treena

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    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    Mp
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    This is wonderful Yugen! =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    I agree, the longer I am here the more questions, and yet, I have learned to accept that there will be questions. Thanks for the post Yugen.

    Gassho
    C

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    _/\_
    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    日々是好日 【nichi nichi korego nichi】Every Day is a Good Day!!

  9. #9
    Thank you, brother.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

  10. #10
    Lovely, Yugen - thank you!

    Gassho,

    Timo
    no thing needs to be added

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    Trust your instincts.



    Kind regards. /\
    _/_
    Rich
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    明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Thank you so much for this Yugen. "I do not know" has really taken hold during this Ango. What did I expect?

    So thankful for this, our Sangha.

    Deep bows,
    Eric
    sekishi
    石志

    He/him. As a novice priest-in-training, this is simply an expression of my opinion. Please take it with a grain of salt.

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    _/\_

    Gassho,

    Daido

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    sounds about right..
    Oh, yeah. If I didn't have inner peace, I'd go completely psycho on all you guys all the time.
    Carl Carlson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yugen View Post
    I used to rely on myself for practice. Now more than ever I need a Sangha to practice.

    I used to like to hear myself talk. Now I listen.

    I’m more of a beginner than when I started years ago.

    I know less with each passing day.
    This. This is exactly how I feel right now.
    Brian

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    Kyotai
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    Excellent!

    Shawn

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    I'm not sure what I'm doing or where I'm going, but I'm making great time!
    If I'm already enlightened why the hell is this so hard?

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    Mp
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    Quote Originally Posted by catfish View Post


    I'm not sure what I'm doing or where I'm going, but I'm making great time!
    Zoom zoom =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    Thank you for this teaching Yugen.

    BUT, I have one question:

    I know less with each passing day.
    Does this imply that we all become pure simpletons one day??
    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    日々是好日 【nichi nichi korego nichi】Every Day is a Good Day!!

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    Yugen
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    Shokai my dear Brother,

    Being a simpleton definitely has its attractions. I may even aspire to "great fool!"

    Many bows to you,
    Yugen

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    Yes, I'm a simpleton by all extent of the word.

    But somehow that feels right.

    Lots to learn.

    Thank you for this teaching, brother.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    You guys are really quite precious
    Thank you both
    gassho

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    合掌 仁道 生開 - gassho, Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    日々是好日 【nichi nichi korego nichi】Every Day is a Good Day!!

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