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  1. #51
    I am so happy to be part of Treeleaf with friends and it has made a big difference in my life and I hope for others!


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    "We cannot enjoy life if we spend a lot of time worrying about what happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow." Thich Nhat Hanh

  2. #52
    Even in this decaying body
    the brightness of ten thousand things;
    carrion crow, an oak tree in bud,
    crab shells left behind by the tide.

    Dog violets mix with celandines
    on the forest floor,
    clouds pass overhead,
    gathering sun.

    From the hour of our birth,
    no moment is the same,
    yet each contains all things,
    how can any of us ever be alone?

    One foot in front of the other,
    waves break on the shore,
    we follow our ancestors
    as breath follows breath.

    Lighting incense to Amida Buddha,
    I empty my bowl
    and already find it
    full of blossom.
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  3. #53
    Kokuu, thank you for this. _()_

    gassho, doyu
    sat today/lah

  4. #54
    For my friend Kokuu

    Morning Glories Will Come

    Time after time
    We reach for sunshine
    Reaching from our bed
    Of fertile soil where others
    Grew roses, now The Glory
    Of the Sun ridding
    In chariot across sky.

    We lose nothing
    In colorful gold, days
    Swept clean of clouds
    Why bother our heads
    Of yellow, gold, green
    Stem our winter

    Locked away in pocket
    Of seeds. Gardner reaches
    Into our tiny sheets
    Paper thin pocket
    Around our crowns

    Our female, male
    Linger long to know
    Some sentience
    Some wise human

    Who will reach
    Into pocket, bring
    Forth desire, our
    Reticence given over
    To delight of air

    Seed in sunshine
    Into ground, shower
    Water delight, tiny
    Morsels sprout

    We reach, reach how
    Can we living in brown
    Without water, but then
    Spirit, reach again

    Buddha touches earth
    Sacred roots spring
    Down, then stem
    Up, up we live

    For others our bloom
    In light eternal energy
    We live briefly, such
    As great kingdoms

    Never knew, we pass
    Into earth our gold
    To renew another spring
    We live seeds for next

    To bring another generation
    Such as Solomon
    Never knew, so arrayed
    Our gold is gone
    Is gone until generation
    New, new of gold

    Gassho
    "We cannot enjoy life if we spend a lot of time worrying about what happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow." Thich Nhat Hanh

  5. #55
    Luke

    Golden morning
    Caught in a spider’s web
    As the damp earth
    Exhales

    A sudden movement!
    Caught in the corner of the eye
    Ears prick, exited yelp
    Paws barely touch
    In the joy of the run

    Gassho
    Teiro

    Sat
    Last edited by Teiro; 06-01-2019 at 03:17 PM.

  6. #56
    t h e re a r e r o o m s

    There are rooms in a life that may sometimes
    Have someone in them; but they are guests there.
    Even when one most loves, one may find,
    Really, a solitude that begins at this wall,
    Ends at that wall; the rest is not entirely ours.

    As years turn and suns, moons and stars
    Rise up and fall like rain by every window
    Even one's hands will shrivel soon enough

    Right at the ends of one's arms, as hands
    Of strangers. But to fret at this discovery
    Of emptiness arrived at and emptiness
    Made clear by moon's dance with water,
    Sun's dance with dust, by endings never sought

    In even that one room that is one's own, is
    Not worthy of even that we call our life.

    All our guests deserve from us restraint.

    Little enough we can offer them as it is;
    In a short while each vacates each room,
    Feeling for the light switch as each goes.
    Evening comes. Do not grieve the door.


    gassho
    doyu sat today
    特別な人ではない

  7. #57
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    Location
    Between Sea and Sky, Australia.
    Thank you all :bow:

    One day, I was in
    Two minds, stay or
    Sit?
    Today i did neither, tomorrow
    - ill do it all.
    Neither gain nor loss,
    Here nor There
    Heaven and Hell
    split
    Through each other
    we fell.



    Gassho.


    GEoff.
    LaH / SatToday.
    Nothing to do? Why not Sit?

  8. #58
    Dropping pain to breath to breath
    Breath in our master Dogen all in Genjokoan public private we I drop away
    More is less
    Les is more
    Limited by tip of tummy
    Growl
    Juice pain drops away
    No time
    Twenty minutes
    Five minutes
    With no pain
    Hold over
    If I can let go
    In this chair so
    Breakfast eat
    Mindfully

    Tai Shi
    Sat/lah
    Gassho


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    "We cannot enjoy life if we spend a lot of time worrying about what happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow." Thich Nhat Hanh

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