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    About Values and Star Wars

    Hi dear sangha,

    These days I have been thinking about Emptiness, how we humans tend to assign value to stuff and how much we can cling to that in order to give us the sense of self.

    But sometimes we take it a little too far.

    When we sit zazen regularly we can become aware of this and know when the mind is grasping to the illusions we create.

    But I could be wrong, of course.

    Gassho,

    Kyonin

    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Kyotai
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    I've assigned great value to your talk. Thank you Kyonin, as always.

    Gassho, Kyotai
    Sat today

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    Mp
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    Wonderful talk Kyonin, thank you. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #sattoday

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    Beautiful Kyonin. I enjoyed your talk. Thank you for the lesson. Deep bows


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    Hi Kyonin,

    thank you very much for this talk. I will be looking more closely at the value I'm assigning to things.

    bowing,
    Lisa
    sat today

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    Hello Kyonin and thank you for saying something i have been feeling for awhile. The new Avengers movie came out the other day and I didn't even know it until someone at work asked if I had seen it yet? I don't mind waiting for it to come out on video.
    Gassho,

    Isat2day

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    Hello,

    Thank you for the lesson.


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

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    Many thanks, Kyonin .

    Gassho

    #SatToday
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    Treeleaf Unsui Shugen's Avatar
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    Thank you Kyonin!

    Gassho,

    Shugen

    #sattoday


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    Thanks guys

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Yugen
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    Kyonin, very well done. Thank you!

    Deep bows
    Yugen


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    Treeleaf Unsui / Engineer Sekishi's Avatar
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    Thank you Kyonin! This talk really resonated with me.

    For the past few years I have made a real effort to change my personal vocabulary to get rid of phrases that imply intrinsic values to things such as "that was a good meal" or "that movie was terrible" and instead try to talk about my reaction instead. "I really enjoyed that meal" or "I thought that movie relied on common tropes and reinforced gender stereotypes."

    One way of speaking (and thus thinking) implies intrinsic value, while the other describes a personal and conditional experience. I sometimes think we could reduce suffering in the world tremendously by simply getting rid of the verb "to be" from all our languages. It is easy to be fooled by expressions like "Americans are ____" or "Mexicans are ____" or "Christians are ____" or "Buddhists are ____" or "____'s are good" or "____'s are bad."

    Thank you again for the talk Kyonin.

    Gassho,
    Sekishi #sattoday

    P.S. For the record, despite going into that trailer with low expectations (I am not big fan of JJ Abrams), when Han and Chewie appeared on screen in the last few moments of the trailer, I completely lost it. ^_^
    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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    Kyonin,

    Wonderful your talk was. Listen again many times I shall.

    Deep bows.

    Gassho,
    Dosho

    Sat today

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    Thank you, Kyonin.

    Gassho,
    Danny
    #sattoday

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    Thanks, Kyonin.


    Gassho,
    Stacy

    #SatToday

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    Thank you Kyonin. Deep bows.

    Gotta admit... it looks pretty cool when the speeder passes that huge wreck of a star destroyer.

    Gassho
    Daizan


    sat today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daizan View Post
    Thank you Kyonin. Deep bows.

    Gotta admit... it looks pretty cool when the speeder passes that huge wreck of a star destroyer.

    Gassho
    Daizan


    sat today
    Oh yes, it looks amazing

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Joyo
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    Oh Kyonin, I listened to this and then I forgot to respond. Thank you for this teaching, and for your dedication to this practice and to Treeleaf. You are a true jewel to us here.

    Gassho,
    Joyo
    sat today

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