Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39450

    Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

    Each of the Bodhisattvas may be seen as an archetype for a vital aspect of Buddhist Practice ... Manjushri Bodhisattva for Wisdom. Taigen Dan Leighton writes in FACES OF COMPASSION ...

    Manjushri is the bodhisattva of wisdom and insight, penetrating into the fundamental emptiness, universal sameness, and true nature of all things. Manjushri ... sees into the essence of each phenomenal event. This essential nature is that not a thing has any fixed existence separate in itself, independent from the whole world around it. The work of wisdom is to see through the illusory self-other dichotomy, our imagined estrangement from our world. Studying the self in this light, Manjushri's flashing awareness realizes the deeper, vast quality of self, liberated from all our commonly unquestioned, fabricated characteristics.

    ... Manjushri cuts through our conventional conceptions of and attachments to abiding, increase and decrease, ordinary and holy, nirvana and samsara, arising and ceasing, aspiring, and grasping. Experiencing personally and clearly the perfection of wisdom that Manjushri expounds is about seeing through, and being liberated from, all limited views about these common snares of consciousness. (Bodhisattva Archetypes, p. 93 & 116)
    Today’s Sit-A-Long video follows at this link. Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.




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    Last edited by Jundo; 05-01-2016, 05:01 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Seiryu
    Member
    • Sep 2010
    • 620

    #2
    Re: Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

    Thank you Jundo





    *Gassho*
    Humbly,
    清竜 Seiryu

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    • Heisoku
      Member
      • Jun 2010
      • 1338

      #3
      Re: Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

      Thank you Jundo.
      Heisoku 平 息
      Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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      • Kyonin
        Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
        • Oct 2010
        • 6742

        #4
        Re: Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

        Jundo, this was a great sitting.

        With all that's happening in my life these days, having me thinking on resistance to the world and how I relate to it, is just what I need.

        Manjushri rules.

        Thank you!
        Hondō Kyōnin
        奔道 協忍

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        • Myoku
          Member
          • Jul 2010
          • 1487

          #5
          Re: Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

          Thank you Jundo,
          _()_
          Peter

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          • Yugen

            #6
            Re: Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

            The idea of friction and the subject/object dualism is very helpful.... of course, friction is the necessary condition for us to even recognize such a dualism exists (the right word?)... In science the absence of friction can be a scary thing, just as too little or too much leads to lack of movement - kinesis v. stasis. Sorry, just in a philosophical mood today.

            Thank you so much and,

            Gassho

            Yugen

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            • Jundo
              Treeleaf Founder and Priest
              • Apr 2006
              • 39450

              #7
              Re: Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

              Originally posted by Yugen
              The idea of friction and the subject/object dualism is very helpful.... of course, friction is the necessary condition for us to even recognize such a dualism exists (the right word?)... In science the absence of friction can be a scary thing, just as too little or too much leads to lack of movement - kinesis v. stasis. Sorry, just in a philosophical mood today.

              Thank you so much and,

              Gassho

              Yugen
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              Friction without friction, moving in stillness ... self and other / self-other dropped away ...



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              ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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              • Hoyu
                Member
                • Nov 2010
                • 2020

                #8
                Re: Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

                Thank you Jundo Sensei.

                Gassho,
                John
                Ho (Dharma)
                Yu (Hot Water)

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                • Jinyu
                  Member
                  • May 2009
                  • 768

                  #9
                  Re: Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Manjushri

                  Hi!
                  Thank you Jundo! I'm very happy you began teaching on this subject. So many Bodhisattvas and so many schools and traditions interpreting in their own way. It will be helpful to discover how our tradition talks or thinks about these Bodhisattvas. We see them many times in sutras, teachings and books... but this is a great occasion to know them better.
                  Thank you again,

                  gassho,
                  Jinyu
                  Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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                  • Byokan
                    Treeleaf Unsui
                    • Apr 2014
                    • 4288

                    #10


                    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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                    • Dave d
                      Member
                      • Jan 2015
                      • 42

                      #11
                      Thank you Jundo

                      Gassho
                      Dave sat today.

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                      • Onkai
                        Treeleaf Unsui
                        • Aug 2015
                        • 2889

                        #12
                        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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                        • Tai Shi
                          Member
                          • Oct 2014
                          • 3326

                          #13
                          Not sure I understand and cannot comment
                          Tai Shi
                          Calm poetry
                          sat today
                          Gassho

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                          Peaceful, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, for positive poetry 優婆塞 台 婆

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                          • Jishin
                            Member
                            • Oct 2012
                            • 4820

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Elgwyn
                            Not sure I understand and cannot comment
                            This is great understanding.

                            Gasho, Jishin, _/st\_

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