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    May 5th recommended threads

    I encourage looking at these threads, topics and posts today ...

    At the top of our ranking: BOOK OF EQUANIMITY - Case 37 ... the Person of No Rank ...

    This Koan was also featured during our OUR MONTHLY 4-hour ZAZENKAI ... which you are invited to sit now ...

    A reminder of our upcoming Sesshin in Washington D.C (Aug 9-14) with Taigu and introducing our 'DHARMA TRACKS Across AMERICA' (Jul-Aug), a rail and car trip across the Eastern US by Jundo & son to sit with as many of our members as possible ...

    A timeless oldie but goodie from Taigu ... A bunch of twigs ...

    What is the pointless point of Zazen? ...

    What is the purposeless purpose of practice and life?

    So many lovely versions of Chanting the Heart Sutra ... but the real music is right through both language and silence ...

    Look here for Seeing the True Nature ...


    In a Zen Monastery, SILENCE or A FEW WISE WORDS are cherished over MANY WORDS. Thus, I advise folks to restrain the need to speak unless the heart truly calls. If you find yourself posting many times each day, maybe consider what truly needs to be said ... and when it is best just to answer with silence and an inner Gassho.

    SILENCE OR A FEW HESITANT WORDS OF FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT OFTEN SPEAK MOST PROFOUNDLY. Post when it is truly important to you and needs to be spoken from the warm heart.

    (too much silence or shyness can also be excessive ... so take the Middle Way!)

    Also, to those who may get lost among the many threads and conversations in our Forum, please think of a monastery made of wood or brick, with 100 monks holding 10,000 conversations in the hallways, kitchen, Abbot's rooms and library (I assume no chatting in the Zendo where people sit Zazen).

    Would you need or want to hear or join in all or most conversations? Of course not! You would, at best, pick and choose the conversations relevant and helpful to you.

    So here too in our Sangha, NO NEED TO READ EVERY CONVERSATION: Try to note the ones that seem helpful to your Practice or interests, leave the rest. The above threads are a few suggestions.

    Gassho, Jundo

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    Thank you very much dear jundo

    Gassho _/|\_

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    The Heart Sutra still befuddles me.. I know its something to do with duality.. Being I live in dual body its really tough to step out of it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marj View Post
    The Heart Sutra still befuddles me.. I know its something to do with duality.. Being I live in dual body its really tough to step out of it..
    Yes, if it were easy I would be out of a job.

    Marge, even though your self is something of a dream, might I trouble you to introduce yourself here and (even though the Heart Sutra teaches that we are all "avatars" in a sense) plese post some human face as your "avatar" in this Forum?

    Although the Heart Sutra teaches that there is no separate thanked nor thanked ... yet Gratitude goes all around ...

    Thank you, Marj!

    Gassho, Jundo

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