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    Stay at home, Watch at home #3

    Dear all

    I hope you are comfortably sheltering in place.

    This is a short piece (but lovely, imo) of Jundo's teacher, Gudo Nishijima Roshi, talking with Gustav Ericsson in Tokyo 2005.




    Deep bows
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
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    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Tairin
    Sat today and lah
    泰林 - Tai Rin - Peaceful Woods

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    Thank you Kokuu , I truly enjoy listening to our Dharma Grand father Nishijima Roshi.

    gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    Nishijima Roshi was referring to the fact that, in Japan, Korea and some other places, traditionally a new born baby is born as "1 year old" at birth, and then a year is added with the Chinese (old lunar calendar) new year. (This way of counting is no longer followed in Japan, although it is in Korea).

    https://www.90daykorean.com/korean-a...-is-korean-age

    So, a baby born just a day, on the eve of the new year, would be "2" the next day!

    This way of counting is of China origin, although not so common there now:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian_age_reckoning

    Of course, just as Zazen is the same for a 16 year old beginner or a (then) 86 year old Roshi, 1 year old or 100 years old or 1000 x 1000 years old is all the same.

    Gassho, J

    STLa
    Last edited by Jundo; 04-08-2020 at 02:26 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thanks for posting this Kokuu.

    Gassho,

    Heiso

    StLah

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    Thank you Kokuu

    Gassho
    Washin
    st-lah
    Kaido (有道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything what I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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