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  • Tosei
    Member
    • Jul 2020
    • 192

    ARTS: To Jundo and all of Treeleaf

    Some little while ago, I realized that I had passed my anniversary at Treeleaf without a thought. This morning, rising from the cushion, these lines came to me. I offer them to all of you.

    Mouse in the wall
    Cat at the door
    Clouds and sun dancing
    In fine white plaster

    Deep bows,

    Tōsei
    Last edited by Jundo; 06-17-2022, 11:42 PM.
    東西 - Tōsei - East West
    there is only what is, and it is all miraculous
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39456

    #2
    I guess we caught you like a mouse in a trap.

    It has been nice to accompany your travels across several continents, and you are our only member in deepest Africa right now.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • Yokai
      Member
      • Jan 2020
      • 507

      #3
      Thank you Tosei

      Gassho, Yokai

      sat/lah

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      • Seishin
        Member
        • Aug 2016
        • 1520

        #4
        Deep Bows Tosei.

        Sat


        Seishin

        Sei - Meticulous
        Shin - Heart

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        • Tai Shi
          Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 3326

          #5
          Tosei, may you live the words of one struggling, found a way out, "Live long and prosper." Somewhere in this universe, I know it, there is order like you and me. Let yourself live the love. As in the U.U. covenant, "Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."
          Gassho
          sat/lah
          Tai Shi
          Peaceful, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, for positive poetry 優婆塞 台 婆

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          • Tosei
            Member
            • Jul 2020
            • 192

            #6
            Thanks to all of you. I had to leave Ethiopia quite quickly a week or so ago with our feline companions in tow. Bad Things are coming. My wife is holding down her fort there, and I’m at our house in Normandy. I continue to live my name.

            Gassho.

            SatLah
            東西 - Tōsei - East West
            there is only what is, and it is all miraculous

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            • Jundo
              Treeleaf Founder and Priest
              • Apr 2006
              • 39456

              #7
              Originally posted by Tosei
              Thanks to all of you. I had to leave Ethiopia quite quickly a week or so ago with our feline companions in tow. Bad Things are coming. My wife is holding down her fort there, and I’m at our house in Normandy. I continue to live my name.

              Gassho.

              SatLah
              Metta for all.

              The Covid situation in Africa, largely unvaccinated ... ... and there are others of us who turn down the vaccine, or contemplate our third shot ...

              Delta variant has spiked Covid-19 deaths in Africa by 80% in one month, WHO says
              Highly contagious Delta variant has spiked Covid-19 deaths in Africa by 80% in one month, WHO saysCoronavirus deaths in Africa rose rapidly over the past month, as fatalities surged by 80 percent within the last four weeks, the World Health Organization said.


              Gassho and tears, J

              STlah
              ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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              • Tosei
                Member
                • Jul 2020
                • 192

                #8
                Viruses and wars, suffering and poverty, very little hope, all define much of life in Africa, and certainly Ethiopia. Just as I was leaving, the government was shipping off young boys and girls (just out of school, with no prospects) to fight a war against their own people.

                Metta to all.

                Sat
                東西 - Tōsei - East West
                there is only what is, and it is all miraculous

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                • Jundo
                  Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                  • Apr 2006
                  • 39456

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Tosei
                  Viruses and wars, suffering and poverty, very little hope, all define much of life in Africa, and certainly Ethiopia. Just as I was leaving, the government was shipping off young boys and girls (just out of school, with no prospects) to fight a war against their own people.

                  Metta to all.

                  Sat
                  Oh no ...
                  ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                  • Bion
                    Treeleaf Unsui
                    • Aug 2020
                    • 3829

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Tosei
                    Viruses and wars, suffering and poverty, very little hope, all define much of life in Africa, and certainly Ethiopia. Just as I was leaving, the government was shipping off young boys and girls (just out of school, with no prospects) to fight a war against their own people.

                    Metta to all.

                    Sat
                    Oh, that is terrible! I wish nothing but endurance, courage and peace of mind for all those young souls … may they turn around from the evils they are being taught. My heart breaks for that nation

                    [emoji1374] SatToday
                    "Stepping back with open hands, is thoroughly comprehending life and death. Immediately you can sparkle and respond to the world." - Hongzhi

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                    • Kaisui
                      Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 174

                      #11
                      Originally posted by Tosei
                      Thanks to all of you. I had to leave Ethiopia quite quickly a week or so ago with our feline companions in tow. Bad Things are coming. My wife is holding down her fort there, and I’m at our house in Normandy. I continue to live my name.

                      Gassho.

                      SatLah
                      Much metta to you, your feline companions, your wife and all in Ethiopia and all of Africa. How is your wife doing holding down the fort? It must be scary for you knowing she is there during such difficult times.


                      Charity
                      sat/lah

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                      • bakera3312
                        Member
                        • Aug 2021
                        • 155

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Tosei
                        Thanks to all of you. I had to leave Ethiopia quite quickly a week or so ago with our feline companions in tow. Bad Things are coming. My wife is holding down her fort there, and I’m at our house in Normandy. I continue to live my name.

                        Gassho.

                        SatLah
                        Metta for you and everyone affected!



                        Tony,
                        Dharma name= 浄史

                        Received Jukai in January 2022

                        The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now. - Thích Nhất Hạnh

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                        • Kakunen

                          #13
                          裏も見せ 表も見せる
                          座禅会
                          つくばもネットも
                          またリアルなり

                          Like Ryokan poet.Sorry in Japanese.

                          Gassho
                          Kakunen


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                          • Shinshi
                            Treeleaf Unsui
                            • Jul 2010
                            • 3559

                            #14
                            Much Metta for you and your family. And to those caught up such a horrible situation.

                            Gassho, Shinshi

                            SaT-LaH
                            空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
                            I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.
                            E84I - JAJ

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                            • Tai Shi
                              Member
                              • Oct 2014
                              • 3326

                              #15
                              If it is okay? Update on surgery and surgeon called two Fri ago said finally last Angiogram had shown everything successfully completed now I am learning things I’ve never learned from Great Courses, and writing [emoji3578]
                              Gassho
                              Sat at Treeleaf.


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

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