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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39075

    SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small



    It is said that Buddhas and Zen Masters have the amazing power to transcend BIG and small ...

    ... to make the small TREMENDOUS, and the BIG as tiny as an atom ...

    ... to know the BIGGEST held easily in the smallest, and to hold the entirety of space and time in a blade of grass.

    IT IS TRUE! IT IS TRUE! IT IS TRUE!

    Basho haiku'd a tiny jump and a boundless sound ...


    The old pond.
    A frog jumps in.
    Plop



    William Blake sang ...


    To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour



    A small thing, no big trick for Zen folks!


    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

    Last edited by Jundo; 05-30-2016, 11:52 PM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Heisoku
    Member
    • Jun 2010
    • 1338

    #2
    Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

    Thank you Jundo. Big steps, small steps where else can I go?
    Will sit zazenkai now! _/_
    Heisoku 平 息
    Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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    • Myozan Kodo
      Friend of Treeleaf
      • May 2010
      • 1901

      #3
      Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

      Gassho, with thanks.
      Myozan

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      • Jiken
        Member
        • Jan 2011
        • 753

        #4
        Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

        GaSsHo

        Thanks Jundo

        Daido

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        • Myoku
          Member
          • Jul 2010
          • 1487

          #5
          Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

          Gassho Jundo,
          thank you
          Myoku

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          • Marek
            Member
            • Jan 2012
            • 161

            #6
            Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

            Thank you Jundo.

            _/_
            Gassho,
            Marek

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            • Ray
              Member
              • Oct 2011
              • 82

              #7
              Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

              Thanks jundo

              Gassho

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              • Koshin
                Member
                • Feb 2012
                • 938

                #8
                Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

                Big thanks...or small :wink:

                Gassho
                Thank you for your practice

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                • Dokan
                  Friend of Treeleaf
                  • Dec 2010
                  • 1222

                  #9
                  Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

                  Gassho Jundo. I'm not sure why but this talk drew to mind a quote from a book I just finished on Layman P'ang:

                  "The Layman was sitting in his thatched cottage one day [studying the s?tras]. "Difficult, difficult," he said; "like trying to scatter ten measures of sesame seed all over a tree." "Easy, easy," Mrs. Pang said; "like touching your feet to the ground when you get out of bed." "Neither difficult nor easy," Ling Zhao said; "on the hundred grass tips, the great Masters' meaning."

                  Gassho,

                  Dokan

                  PS - Up on podcast now.
                  We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
                  ~Anaïs Nin

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                  • Ekai
                    Member
                    • Feb 2011
                    • 664

                    #10
                    Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

                    Thank you.

                    Gassho,
                    Ekai

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                    • Gary
                      Member
                      • Nov 2010
                      • 251

                      #11
                      Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

                      Thank you, Jundo

                      Gassho
                      Gary
                      Drinking tea and eating rice.

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                      • Jinyo
                        Member
                        • Jan 2012
                        • 1957

                        #12
                        Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

                        Thank you

                        Gassho

                        Willow

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                        • KellyRok
                          Member
                          • Jul 2008
                          • 1374

                          #13
                          Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

                          _/_

                          Kelly/Jinmei

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                          • Kyonin
                            Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                            • Oct 2010
                            • 6739

                            #14
                            Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

                            As I always do on Sundays, I went out for a long run before the sun came out. While I moved through the city, dawn was coming.

                            I got to a place where there's a famous statue and as I ran around it, the sun started to come out. I got to this point where I saw the sun coming out behind the statue, like a halo.

                            I stopped for a few seconds in awe. I couldn't feel my feet, my heart or my breathing. My mind forgot who I am, all the problems, all the memories. All there was in the universe was this magnificent spectacle of the sun greeting this side of the world. Golden light and warmth. Perfect.

                            They were about 3 or 5 seconds where all in the cosmos was in communion. The sun representing life, time and space. The statue was the work of man, the vision of an artist, the symbol of a city. And me, the most insignificant part of it all.

                            I smiled and resumed my running.

                            It was a small thing that made all the big things smaller.

                            Thank you, Jundo.
                            Hondō Kyōnin
                            奔道 協忍

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                            • Shokai
                              Treeleaf Priest
                              • Mar 2009
                              • 6391

                              #15
                              Re: SIT-A-LONG with Jundo: BIG small

                              Thank you Jundo;
                              I met a racoon dog (Tanuki) once in Kaita-cho; wished I had had my camera with me.
                              Like you say, "Don't sweat the small stuff!"
                              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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