Archive for January 2011

Masterpeace

In our Soto Way, this Life-Practice-Enlightenment is the constant painting of a picture ... a masterpiece ever created and simultaneously complete in each stroke by stroke by strok...

Koku 3

The Nishijima Cross translation gives this version of the text:

Zen Master Shakkyō Ezō of Bushū asks Zen Master Seidō Chizō,“Do you understand how to grasp space?” Seidō says, “...

The Good Fight

Some folks think that BUDDHISTS ARE MERELY PUSHOVERS. Well, sometimes we are "pushovers" ... allowing events to just push us over without resistance, roll past us, all until we (ho...

Atonement / At-One-Ment

We all make mistakes ... big and small. Perhaps when we are all Buddhas, we will be beyond bad choices and harmful acts ... but now we are each just fallible human beings, Bodhisat...

Koku 2

Futher comments on Koku based on Uji, Being-time. The broad and big body of Koku contains all actions and times:

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Motion Still

Just Sitting, Thinking-Not Thinking ... is the silence always heard in noise and silence, the stillness that is both movement and standing still ... the peace encountered even as d...

Eido's Shame ...

... and other reflections on "When Roshis Act Ugly, Small And All Too Human" ...

Before I add my small voice to the many calls of condemnation of Eido Tai Shimano "Roshi", and d...