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Thread: Stay at home, Watch at home #3

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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
    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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    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
    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).

    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:

    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

    Last edited by Jundo; 04-08-2020 at 02:26 AM.

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    Thanks for posting this Kokuu.




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    Thank you Kokuu

    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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