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    Shikantaza "Works"

    Shikantaza "works" when one gives up, radically to the marrow, any demand or need for something "to work."

    Thus Shikantaza embodies what Master Dogen called 全機, the "Whole Works" ...


    Gassho, J

    STLah
    Last edited by Jundo; 11-13-2021 at 03:06 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    OK, i will "work" on it
    Thank for the reminder.

    Gassho
    Van
    Satlah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Shikantaza "works" when one gives up, radically to the marrow, any demand or need for something "to work."

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    I like it!

    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.
    E84I

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    emptiness; not two

    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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    My sits always go "better" (reflective opinion) when I don't spend time thinking about rhyme or reason for doing so but simply do so. Just sit down on the zafu, ring the bell, and be.

    Gassho
    Mark
    ST
    "We may hear and understand as well, yet in our daily lives still be subject to our habitual ways. And so we do zazen to cut all of this habitualization away. If we don’t cut, we end up carrying more and more burdens around."
    Finding Our Essence of Mind

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    Gassho
    Jakuden
    SatToday


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    清 道 寂田
    SEIDO JAKUDEN
    She/her.
    I am a novice priest. Any resemblance my posts may have to actual teachings about the Dharma, living or dead, is purely coincidental (and just my attempt to be helpful).

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    Gassho,
    Koushi
    STLaH
    広髭 Koushi (Vast Beard)

    Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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    I found out these past few days it also “works” when it comes to fixing back issues! Apparently, I’m the only person who goes to the cushion unable to even bow and gets up all fixed


    SatToday (with a bad back, but got up all better)
    Bion
    美音

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    Give up demand, give up need, throw away the basket one puts them in. Suddenly one is not sitting there.


    Kodo Tobiishi sat today
    Sometimes a Heron flies overhead, and Piranha eats the wave.

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

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    I noticed that I left a sentence out of my little post (although, can anything ever be left out of the "Whole Works"??)

    ... Thus Shikantaza embodies what Master Dogen called 全機, the "Whole Works" ...
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Gassho
    Washin
    stlah
    Kaidō (皆道) Every Way
    Washin (和信) Harmony Trust
    ----
    I am a novice priest-in-training. Anything that I say must not be considered as teaching
    and should be taken with a 'grain of salt'.

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