SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO—Buddhanomics: The Things That Are Free

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39474

    SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO—Buddhanomics: The Things That Are Free

    I hear from folks every day touched by the bad economy ... jobs lost, houses foreclosed, marriages under stress, people in crisis. These are hard times for so many.

    Over the coming weeks, I will offer a series of talks on what Buddhism has to teach about the economics of "hard times". Some of it will cover big topics that impact the whole system, with our consumerism, materialism and wasted resources. The future is at stake! But some of it is small, and right at home.

    Today, we will start with a really simple lesson. In fact, it is so true, so wise, so often said ... that it sounds like a greeting card, a bumper sticker, a fortune cookie. But it is TRUE AS TRUE CAN BE:

    THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE --ARE-- FREE!

    When the bank's repossessing the car, when hopes and dreams go up in smoke, when we have a leaky roof over our head on a rainy day, it good to appreciate the rain!

    Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows at this link. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD4ZtUTN-Cs[/video]]

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    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Saijun
    Member
    • Jul 2010
    • 667

    #2
    Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO—Buddhanomics: The Things That Are Free

    Hello Jundo,

    Thank you.

    Metta,

    Perry
    To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. --RBB

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    • Shokai
      Treeleaf Priest
      • Mar 2009
      • 6391

      #3
      Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO—Buddhanomics: The Things That Are Free

      Thank you Jundo-oso;
      And yes, your teaching of the best things .... is absolutely true. This past weekend we had a visit from long time friends, a young medical student from Hiroshima; now a doctor with his young family. Although, we like most others, are stretched to the limit, we had such a wonderful time of just catching up and hanging out together. Sometimes , when we allow ourselves to get hung up on the routine of life, we forget to be mindful of others and enjoy the dance ( as a friend once said :-) )

      gassho and thanks again, Richard
      合掌,生開
      gassho, Shokai

      仁道 生開 / Jindo Shokai

      "Open to life in a benevolent way"

      https://sarushinzendo.wordpress.com/

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      • Nenka
        Member
        • Aug 2010
        • 1238

        #4
        Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO—Buddhanomics: The Things That Are Free

        No kidding, this is a good one. I get depressed at times because my freelance income has gone to crap this year, and my household is considered "low income." However, my husband and I have zero credit card debt, the car is paid off, and we have an affordable mortgage. Even in good times, everything else is GRAVY!

        Hm . . . think I'll get off the internet now and spend some time in the yard with all its autumn colors . . .

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        • Shugen
          Treeleaf Unsui
          • Nov 2007
          • 4535

          #5
          Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO—Buddhanomics: The Things That Are Free

          Thanks for the timely talk.

          Ron
          Meido Shugen
          明道 修眼

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          • Jinyu
            Member
            • May 2009
            • 768

            #6
            Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO—Buddhanomics: The Things That Are Free

            Thank you Jundo! A very good talk indeed, and what a wide subject too!

            gassho,
            Jinyu
            Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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            • Myoku
              Member
              • Jul 2010
              • 1487

              #7
              Re: SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO—Buddhanomics: The Things That Are Free

              Thank you, Jundo,
              _()_
              Peter

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              • Byokan
                Treeleaf Unsui
                • Apr 2014
                • 4288

                #8
                Beautiful. Thank you Jundo

                Gassho
                Lisa
                sat today
                展道 渺寛 Tendō Byōkan
                Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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                • Kyotai

                  #9
                  Thanks for bumping this thread up Lisa. It was a wonderful reminder to start the day

                  Gassho, Kyotai
                  Sat today

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                  • Byokan
                    Treeleaf Unsui
                    • Apr 2014
                    • 4288

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Kyotai
                    Thanks for bumping this thread up Lisa. It was a wonderful reminder to start the day

                    Gassho, Kyotai
                    Sat today
                    This one's definitely a classic!

                    Gassho
                    Lisa
                    sat today
                    展道 渺寛 Tendō Byōkan
                    Please take my words with a big grain of salt. I know nothing. Wisdom is only found in our whole-hearted practice together.

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                    • Onkai
                      Treeleaf Unsui
                      • Aug 2015
                      • 2895

                      #11
                      Thank you, Jundo.

                      Gassho,
                      Onkai
                      SatToday
                      美道 Bidou Beautiful Way
                      恩海 Onkai Merciful/Kind Ocean

                      I have a lot to learn; take anything I say that sounds like teaching with a grain of salt.

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                      • Jika
                        Member
                        • Jun 2014
                        • 1337

                        #12
                        治 Ji
                        花 Ka

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                        • Washin
                          Treeleaf Unsui
                          • Dec 2014
                          • 3759

                          #13
                          Good reminder. Thank you
                          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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