Of Angst and Awakening

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  • Engyo
    Member
    • Aug 2010
    • 356

    #16
    Re: Of Angst and Awakening

    "stems of bamboo
    supple and strongly devout
    holding leaves secure"

    Good one, Jundo.
    In Judo it is also said: "be strong enough to be gentle".

    Gassho,

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    • Hogo
      Member
      • Feb 2010
      • 497

      #17
      Re: Of Angst and Awakening

      Originally posted by Don
      "stems of bamboo
      supple and strongly devout
      holding leaves secure"

      Good one, Jundo.
      In Judo it is also said: "be strong enough to be gentle".

      Gassho,
      Thank you Jundo, and Don for these words.
      Anyone with anger issues (like myself) can attest to these words, Though I never really thought of it like this I have shown myself numerous times that it is when I am at my weakest that I am least gentle, and I have severel holes in the house drywall to prove that point.
      and thanks to all this has been a very good post.
      Gassho ~D.

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      • Geika
        Treeleaf Unsui
        • Jan 2010
        • 4978

        #18
        Re: Of Angst and Awakening

        Originally posted by Don
        In Judo it is also said: "be strong enough to be gentle".
        I used to fill bulk bins at a farmers' market. I would maneuver a cart, piled high with flours and snacks, around shoppers and aisles. When I tried to yank the cart around as quickly as I was trying to work, the cart would jerk around, catch on it's own wheels, and sometimes spill over. I would have to use a lot of strength to start pushing the cart as fast as I was making it go. At one point, I realized that the gentler I handled the cart, the easier it was. A gentle nudge was enough to get the momentum going fast enough to start rolling it with ease. I would only need to give it a little knock at the right time to make it turn, if I was paying attention to my speed and angle. I realized that objects, and people, will work much better for you if you are gentle.
        求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
        I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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        • Rev R
          Member
          • Jul 2007
          • 457

          #19
          Re: Of Angst and Awakening

          Sorry for the necro posting but Old Man Jundo's () comments reminded me of a Chuang Tzu quote that has always been helpful for me. Maybe it will be helpful for someone down the road.

          "This thing called the Way -- where does it exist?"
          -- There's no place it doesn't exist.
          "Come,you must be more specific!"
          -- It is in the ant.
          "As low a thing as that?"
          -- It is in the grass.
          "But that's lower still!"
          -- It is in the tiles and shards.
          "How can it be so low?"
          --It is in the piss and shit.


          R

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          • Washin
            Treeleaf Unsui
            • Dec 2014
            • 3753

            #20
            This is a great re-minder. Thank you for the teaching, Jundo.
            (and FB page for making this thread revisited)

            Gassho
            Washin
            st
            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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            • Jundo
              Treeleaf Founder and Priest
              • Apr 2006
              • 39272

              #21
              I just want to dedicate our Practice in this thread to Engyo, often speaking above, who left this visible world several years ago ...

              Nine Bows.

              J

              SatToday

              PS - It is also so good to see some other familiar faces still around after all these years. Nine bows to that too.
              ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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              • Mp

                #22
                Originally posted by Jundo
                I just want to dedicate our Practice in this thread to Engyo, often speaking above, who left this visible world several years ago ...

                Nine Bows.

                J

                SatToday

                PS - It is also so good to see some other familiar faces still around after all these years. Nine bows to that too.
                Yes, deep bows to our Sangha brother Engyo and to all our new brothers and sisters.

                Gassho
                Shingen

                s@today

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                • Kyonin
                  Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                  • Oct 2010
                  • 6739

                  #23
                  Sitting in silence and respect for Engyo.

                  Gassho,

                  Kyonin
                  #SatToday
                  Hondō Kyōnin
                  奔道 協忍

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                  • MyoHo
                    Member
                    • Feb 2013
                    • 632

                    #24
                    Sitting with and for all those who are missed by so many

                    Gassho

                    MyoHo

                    sat today
                    Mu

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                    • Joyo

                      #25
                      Originally posted by Jundo
                      I just want to dedicate our Practice in this thread to Engyo, often speaking above, who left this visible world several years ago ...

                      Nine Bows.

                      J

                      SatToday

                      PS - It is also so good to see some other familiar faces still around after all these years. Nine bows to that too.
                      Sitting for Engyo, and for all Treeleaf members.

                      Gassho,
                      Joyo
                      sat today

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                      • Ongen
                        Member
                        • Jan 2014
                        • 786

                        #26
                        if this practice fails to bring one "Peace, Happiness, Love and Security" in this life, amid both flowers and weeds, one is not practicing right, looking in the right place or ways for their so-called "Awakening".
                        Wonderful. True.
                        Thank you

                        Gassho
                        Ongen

                        Sat today
                        Ongen (音源) - Sound Source

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