Grass Hut - 18 - "Who Is the Original Master"

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  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39455

    Grass Hut - 18 - "Who Is the Original Master"

    Hello Buddha(s),

    Now to Chapter 14, "Who Is the Original Master?"

    Is this Buddha present? Are you present? Are you here? Is there something else you can be?

    How best to find this Buddha?

    Gassho, J

    SatToday
    Last edited by Jundo; 07-06-2015, 02:40 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE
  • Myosha
    Member
    • Mar 2013
    • 2974

    #2
    Originally posted by Jundo

    Is this Buddha present? Are you present? Are you here? Is there something else you can be?
    Eternal.

    "How best to find this Buddha?"

    The mirror.


    Gassho
    Myosha sat today
    Last edited by Myosha; 07-05-2015, 08:54 AM.
    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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    • Jishin
      Member
      • Oct 2012
      • 4820

      #3
      Who Is the Original Master? A monkey's ass.

      Is this Buddha present? No.

      Are you present? Hard to say.

      Are you here? You who?

      Is there something else you can be? Bee.

      How best to find this Buddha? Under a rock.

      Gasho, Jishin, _/st\_

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      • Rich
        Member
        • Apr 2009
        • 2602

        #4
        The original master never leaves the building.

        SAT today
        _/_
        Rich
        MUHYO
        無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

        https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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        • Jundo
          Treeleaf Founder and Priest
          • Apr 2006
          • 39455

          #5
          Originally posted by Rich
          The original master never leaves the building.

          SAT today
          Elvis has left the building.

          Gassho, J

          SatToday

          ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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          • Jika
            Member
            • Jun 2014
            • 1337

            #6
            Hm, what's the definition of this building/hut at the moment?
            If it's the Mirror, how can the dust of Elvis have left?
            If it's a perishable hut, Elvis has perished with the hut and gone into Mastering, which was present before.
            All music biz bizzing.
            Sorry.

            Gassho,
            Danny
            #sattoday
            治 Ji
            花 Ka

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            • Kaishin
              Member
              • Dec 2010
              • 2322

              #7
              I think the only real answer to these questions lies in only-just-sitting. I don't think I'll ever fully grasp emptiness on a mental level. Just when I think I understand, a new analogy or explanation has me second guessing. But on the cushion all that falls away regardless.

              -satToday
              Thanks,
              Kaishin (開心, Open Heart)
              Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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              • Rich
                Member
                • Apr 2009
                • 2602

                #8
                Elvis is 80 years old

                Originally posted by Jundo
                Elvis has left the building.

                Gassho, J

                SatToday

                and is in the building

                then-and-now-elvis_3155863k.jpg



                Sat today
                _/_
                Rich
                MUHYO
                無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

                https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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                • Jundo
                  Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                  • Apr 2006
                  • 39455

                  #9
                  Some of our non-native English speakers may wonder what this "Elvis" thing is all about.



                  It is not some mysterious mystical code.

                  In fact, so many of the mysterious sayings in old Koans that seem so hard to understand are just the same: Old Chinese slang and puns that we no longer get. Maybe, 1000 years from now, Zen students will struggle with this mysterious Elvis Koan ...

                  Bodhidharma came to China, and Elvis left the building!

                  We're caught in a trap and can't get out!

                  Gassho, J

                  SatToday
                  ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                  • Myosha
                    Member
                    • Mar 2013
                    • 2974

                    #10
                    *slurring* "Thank-you-very-musch."


                    Gassho
                    Myosha sat today
                    "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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                    • Jishin
                      Member
                      • Oct 2012
                      • 4820

                      #11
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                      Gassho, Jishin, #Sat2day

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                      • Jeremy

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Kaishin
                        I think the only real answer to these questions lies in only-just-sitting. I don't think I'll ever fully grasp emptiness on a mental level. Just when I think I understand, a new analogy or explanation has me second guessing. But on the cushion all that falls away regardless.

                        -satToday
                        I agree. Sometimes it's like a game of join-the-dots where the dots you'd previously joined up become unjoined and dance a jig while you're not looking!

                        Just this morning I read this nice 'feature' of 'emptiness' in a footnote in Francis Cook's "Hua-yen Buddhism. The Jewel Net of Indra", p134 (this summarises one of the main themes of the book):

                        Buddhists use several terms to denote the same thing -- emptiness, Buddha, Buddha-nature, nonbeing, tathagatagarbha, and dharma-dhatu, to name a few..."
                        And sometimes 'the same thing' doesn't mean 'the same thing'. All good fun!

                        Gassho
                        Jeremy
                        SatToday (Phew!)
                        Last edited by Guest; 07-07-2015, 04:22 PM.

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                        • Jika
                          Member
                          • Jun 2014
                          • 1337

                          #13
                          Some of our non-native English speakers may wonder what this "Elvis" thing is all about.
                          majestix.jpeg
                          ("I'm feeling so tired... just tired..."")

                          Gassho,
                          Danny
                          #fellforit
                          Last edited by Jika; 07-07-2015, 06:49 PM.
                          治 Ji
                          花 Ka

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                          • Byrne
                            Member
                            • Dec 2014
                            • 371

                            #14
                            Everyday I wake up in a different place.

                            Gassho

                            Sat Today

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                            • AlanLa
                              Member
                              • Mar 2008
                              • 1405

                              #15
                              Is this Buddha present? Yes, always

                              Are you present? Once in a while

                              Are you here? Everywhere I go, there I am (dammit)

                              Is there something else you can be? I will let Sammy answer for me
                              Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
                              AL (Jigen) in:
                              Faith/Trust
                              Courage/Love
                              Awareness/Action!

                              I sat today

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