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    Mp
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    Four Words

    Hello my fellow Treeleafer's,

    I hope you are all well ... I wanted to share with you this wonderful article by Tonen O'Connor on engaging in our practice that I read this morning. Enjoy!

    https://ancientwayjournal.wordpress....29/four-words/

    Also, you may like the wonderful talk she gave us when she visited our Jundo in Tsukuba. =)



    Gassho
    Shingen

    #sattoday

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    Thank you.

    Gassho,

    Shugen

    #sattoday


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    Meido Shugen
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    Kyotai
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    Thank you. Will read tonight.

    Gassho, kyotai
    Sat today

  4. #4
    Hello,

    Thank you for the link.


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

  5. #5
    Thank you

    Gassho,

    Risho
    -sattoday

  6. #6
    Thanks, that was great.

    SAT today
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    Rich
    MUHYO
    無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

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  7. #7
    Thank you.

    Gassho, Sierra
    SatToday

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    Gassho, J

    SatToday
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  9. #9
    Hi.



    Mtfbwy
    Fugen

    #Sat2day
    Life is our temple and its all good practice
    Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

  10. #10
    Thank you.

    Reminded me a bit of this:
    Saying that this mirror “has no blurs on the inside or the outside” neither describes an inside that depends on an outside, nor an outside blurred by an inside. There being no face or back, [nor] “two individuals” are able to see the same. Minds, and eyes, are alike. “Likeness” describes “a human being”meeting “a human being.”

    But I'm just blurred.
    Gassho,

    Danny
    #sattoday

  11. #11
    Thank you, Shingen.



    Gassho,
    Brooks sat today.

  12. #12
    Thank you Shingen, thank you Tonen

    Gassho
    Lisa
    sat today

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    Joyo
    Guest
    Thank you, Shingen. Bedtime reading tonight

    Gassho,
    Joyo
    sat today

  14. #14
    Thank you Shingen!

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    #SatToday
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Thank you Shingen. Having been away and not sitting for a week, it is good to be reminded and inspired about the basics of this practice of shikantaza.
    Gassho
    Heisoku
    Sat today.
    Heisoku 平 息
    Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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    Gassho,

    Jiken

    sat today

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    Thanks for sharing this, Shingen. I particularly liked the following:

    "If we seek to use zazen to accomplish a goal this turns zazen into a technique for the acquisition of something separate from ourselves. It only reinforces a false sense of separateness and a dualistic view of the world. Similarly, in the everyday world, while we must point ourselves in the direction of goals, they recede from our grasp when we are fixed on the end goal and not wholeheartedly on what we are actually doing.

    "Our practice of shikantaza is the practice of being 'thus,' untainted by goals, desires, mental fabrications We sit wholeheartedly and actualize what Dōgen calls the dharma gate of peace and joy. – the state of non duality, the state of wholeness. Likewise, if we can be 'thus' in all of our activities, we enter the realm of peace and joy."

    Gassho,
    Matt
    #SatToday

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    Mp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    "Our practice of shikantaza is the practice of being 'thus,' untainted by goals, desires, mental fabrications We sit wholeheartedly and actualize what Dōgen calls the dharma gate of peace and joy. the state of non duality, the state of wholeness. Likewise, if we can be 'thus' in all of our activities, we enter the realm of peace and joy."
    Your welcome Matt, I too enjoy this prospective that Tonen shared ... I have added it to my favorite quotes. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen

    #sattoday

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    Thanks, Shingen.
    _/\_ Shinzan
    sattoday

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