Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Samantabhadra

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39078

    Whattsa Who'sa Bodhisattva? - Samantabhadra

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    Buddhas reflecting Buddhas, Bodhisattvas within Bodhisattvas, in multitudinous worlds containing myriad atoms in all directions ... each riffing on Samantabhadra, manifesting Buddhas reflecting Buddhas, Bodhisattvas within Bodhisattvas, in multitudinous worlds containing myriad atoms in all directions ... each riffing on Samantabhadra, manifesting Buddhas reflecting Buddhas, Bodhisattvas within Bodhisattvas, in multitudinous worlds containing myriad atoms in all directions ... each riffing on Samantabhadra, manifesting Buddhas reflecting Buddhas, Bodhisattvas within Bodhisattvas, in multitudinous worlds containing myriad atoms in all directions... each riffing on Samantabhadra, manifesting Buddhas reflecting Buddhas, Bodhisattvas within Bodhisattvas, in multitudinous worlds containing myriad atoms in all directions... each riffing on Samantabhadra, manifesting Buddhas reflecting Buddhas, Bodhisattvas within Bodhisattvas, in multitudinous worlds containing myriad atoms in all directions... each riffing on Samantabhadra, manifesting Buddhas reflecting Buddhas, Bodhisattvas within Bodhisattvas, in multitudinous worlds containing myriad atoms in all directions... each riffing on Samantabhadra, manifesting Buddhas reflecting Buddhas, Bodhisattvas within Bodhisattvas, in multitudinous worlds containing myriad atoms in all directions ... each riffing on Samantabhadra ...




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    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Heisoku
    Member
    • Jun 2010
    • 1338

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

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

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    • Hoyu
      Member
      • Nov 2010
      • 2020

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

      Thank you Jundo Sensei. The picture you chose helps to conjure the fractal like image which is being described.
      Even so, it is still quite a bit to wrap one's mind around!

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

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      • Myozan Kodo
        Friend of Treeleaf
        • May 2010
        • 1901

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

        Hi all,
        So, "Sammy the Bad Boy" is all about action, action everywhere. Right? He's the Action Man of compassion. Is that the gist? He entirely permiates the dharma ... ?
        Gassho,
        Soen

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        • Shokai
          Treeleaf Priest
          • Mar 2009
          • 6391

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

          In the words of Shokai: ( speaking of every drop and atom in the ocean )
          Over the years I have had a vivid recall of a scene in which I am sitting in the bathtub gazing at a can of Sani Flush standing beside the toilet in the bathroom of a house we lived in seventy years ago. If you can remember, the very colorful label on the Sani Flush can depicted a picture of a lady holding a can of Sani Flush, pouring it into a toilet. On that can was a very colorful picture of a lady holding a can of Sani Flush, pouring it into a toilet on which can was a very colorful picture of a lady holding a can of Sani Flush, pouring it into a toilet, on which can was a very colorful picture of a lady holding a can of Sani Flush, pouring it into a toilet, etc. on ad infinitum. The imagination of that little boy reverberates within my being much the same as helping to conjure the fractal like image that JRBrisson speaks of. And I ask, is this the inherent Buddha Nature in this four year old boy that we are all hoping to find in each of our existences.

          Thank you Jundo-oso

          Not to get too maudlin over this but, the lady in this picture is wearing a dress very much the same as I recall my mother wearing on several occasions. It's too bad the reproduction of this is not better because in reality you could see at least four or five of the rotating images similar to looking at two mirrors such as Jundo-oso describes.
          http://www3.sympatico.ca/rjmaxwell/saniflush.jpg
          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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          • Hoyu
            Member
            • Nov 2010
            • 2020

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

            Originally posted by Shokai
            In the words of Shokai: ( speaking of every drop and atom in the ocean )
            Over the years I have had a vivid recall of a scene in which I am sitting in the bathtub gazing at a can of Sani Flush standing beside the toilet in the bathroom of a house we lived in seventy years ago. If you can remember, the very colorful label on the Sani Flush can depicted a picture of a lady holding a can of Sani Flush, pouring it into a toilet. On that can was a very colorful picture of a lady holding a can of Sani Flush, pouring it into a toilet on which can was a very colorful picture of a lady holding a can of Sani Flush, pouring it into a toilet, on which can was a very colorful picture of a lady holding a can of Sani Flush, pouring it into a toilet, etc. on ad infinitum. The imagination of that little boy reverberates within my being much the same as helping to conjure the fractal like image that JRBrisson speaks of. And I ask, is this the inherent Buddha Nature in this four year old boy that we are all hoping to find in each of our existences.

            Thank you Jundo-oso

            Not to get too maudlin over this but, the lady in this picture is wearing a dress very much the same as I recall my mother wearing on several occasions. It's too bad the reproduction of this is not better because in reality you could see at least four or five of the rotating images similar to looking at two mirrors such as Jundo-oso describes.
            http://www3.sympatico.ca/rjmaxwell/saniflush.jpg


            So simple yet so profound! Hi Shokai. I really enjoyed the parallel of this teaching to an actual occurrence in your life. Thank you for sharing. It was a pleasure to read.

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

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            • Jundo
              Treeleaf Founder and Priest
              • Apr 2006
              • 39078

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

              ... Buddhas are poured into toilets into Buddhas into toilets ...

              "in multitudinous worlds containing myriad atoms in all directions" leaves nothing out, neither the toilet nor the kitchen sink.
              ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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              • Shokai
                Treeleaf Priest
                • Mar 2009
                • 6391

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

                Is it a puzzle, a riddle, or a koan?

                If you got an answer would you keep on asking?

                Would you spend a thousand words on considering who killed god or should you kill the Buddha?
                Or would you condense it into a picture of say, an elephant (or Chicago from way up high?)
                http://www3.sympatico.ca/rjmaxwell/IMG_3426.JPG

                Whether you get an answer or not, life just keeps om coming.

                Henry Ford said; "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you are right!"

                And the Buddhas poured into toilets, and the toilets poured into Buddhas keep on dancing as well

                Thank you John and Jundo, Jundo and John, John and Jundo (Hey, who turned off the funny faces?)
                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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                • Onshin
                  Member
                  • Jul 2010
                  • 462

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

                  Thank you Jundo, and Shokai.

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                  "This traceless enlightenment continues endlessly" (Dogen Zenji)

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                  • Byokan
                    Treeleaf Unsui
                    • Apr 2014
                    • 4269

                    #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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                    • Onkai
                      Treeleaf Unsui
                      • Aug 2015
                      • 2809

                      #11
                      Thank you, Jundo for the talk and the cool picture.

                      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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