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    A CAUTION TO EVERYONE ON THIS FORUM - from Jundo

    A caution to everyone on this Forum:

    DON'T BE SO SELF-ANALYTICAL, REFLECTIVELY PHILOSOPHICAL, SELF-PSYCHOLOGIZING, SELF-STORY CREATING! There is a tendency to write beautiful prose, and luscious descriptions of our life, our problems, our personalities and such ... but we risk drowning in a river of words and nice thoughts. Wash it all clean, and leave the analysis, philosophizing and story making behind more.

    I think we all can fall into this trap of overthinking. Leave it all on the cushion please, and simplify the mind! See what clarity may result when all is put down. Go Sit!

    Gassho, Jundo
    Last edited by Jundo; 08-29-2014 at 03:40 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Mp
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    Thank you Jundo for the reminder and guidance. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

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    _/\_
    If I'm already enlightened why the hell is this so hard?

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    Thank you
    Daizan

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    Thank you!!

    Deepest bows Troy

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    Thanks.
    Timely and pertinent.
    Be pithy.
    I sit.
    Gassho.
    Last edited by Ed; 08-29-2014 at 03:33 PM.
    "Know that the practice of zazen is the complete path of buddha-dharma and nothing can be compared to it....it is not the practice of one or two buddhas but all the buddha ancestors practice this way."
    Dogen zenji in Bendowa






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    Thank you

    Gassho
    Bobby
    🙏🙏🙏

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    Will do, thank you!

    Gassho
    求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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    Treeleaf Unsui Shugen's Avatar
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    Meido Shugen
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    Yes sir. Thank you.

    Gassho,
    Scott
    Sent from my RM-917_nam_usa_100 using Tapatalk
    Forever is so very temporary...

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Will go sit.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    "Less is more."

    Gassho,
    Sekishi
    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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    Thank you Jundo, I definitely fall into this trap.

    Will practice keeping my trap shut (and letting go)

    Gasso,
    Lisa

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Thank you teacher, much appreciated!!!

    Gassho,
    Joyo

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    Thank you for the reminder.
    Gassho, Entai

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    Thank you!

    Gassho,
    Heion
    Look upon the world as a bubble,
    regard it as a mirage;
    who thus perceives the world,
    him Mara, the king of death, does not see.


    —Dhammapada



    Sat Today

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    To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
    -Dhp. 183
    My Practice Blog

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    no
    AL (Jigen) in:
    Faith/Trust
    Courage/Love
    Awareness/Action!

    I sat today

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    DON'T BE SO SELF-ANALYTICAL, REFLECTIVELY PHILOSOPHICAL, SELF-PSYCHOLOGIZING, SELF-STORY CREATING!

    Oh dear, I am a writer...that's what I do. But I promise not to inflict such writing on my friends

    in the Sanga.

    Gassho

    Christopher





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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    DON'T BE SO SELF-ANALYTICAL, REFLECTIVELY PHILOSOPHICAL, SELF-PSYCHOLOGIZING, SELF-STORY CREATING!

    Oh dear, I am a writer...that's what I do. But I promise not to inflict such writing on my friends

    in the Sanga.

    Gassho

    Christopher




    There is a time to write stories. There is a timeless time to drop stories. We do not do enough of the latter in this life.

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    This is certainly something that is easily to fall into... and unfortunately, the nature of internet forums lends itself to it. If I'm writing more than what I would say in a face-to-face encounter, then I know it's time to scale back.

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    'k


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

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    Gassho !
    Patrick__________________________
    Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien. -Voltaire
    The better is the enemy of the good. -Voltaire

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    I too have fallen into this trap. Thank You Rev. Jundo!

    Gassho


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    Thank you Jundo.

    each time i consider writing something i think, is it really necessary? more often than not i find it is not and write nothing.

    Gassho, Dojin (who watches from the sides lines).
    I gained nothing at all from supreme enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called supreme enlightenment
    - the Buddha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dojin View Post
    Thank you Jundo.

    each time i consider writing something i think, is it really necessary? more often than not i find it is not and write nothing.

    Gassho, Dojin (who watches from the sides lines).
    Sometimes there is a time to speak, sometimes there is a time to be silent. It is a great gift to know which is which!

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I have been away from this site for awhile because I thought I needed a more "SELF-ANALYTICAL, REFLECTIVELY PHILOSOPHICAL, [and] SELF-PSYCHOLOGIZING" way to understand who I am. Boy I was wrong! This morning I simply sat...left everything I read in the past couple of months behind...it felt so good! Thanks for this post Jundo. It is a very important reminder.

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    Kyotai
    Guest
    Welcome back Andrea.

    Gassho, Shawn

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    Will do/do not

    Gassho,
    Tim
    "The moment has priority". ~ Bon Haeng

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    les mains jointes

    Anshu - Henri
    Le secret consiste donc seulement à dire "OUI" et à se jeter dans le vide. Dès lors, il n'y a plus de problème. Il s'agit d'être soi-même dans l'instant présent, toujours soi-même, sans s'accrocher à son vieux moi.
    Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

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