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  • Taigu
    Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
    • Aug 2008
    • 2710

    none of our business

    Enlightenment...The topic, the fantasy, the goal, the ideal...Inexhaustible.

    It might be humbling for all of us to remember that, after all, the very thing is available everywhere. Nothing special.

    It might be helpful to remember that enlightenment takes care of itself, it is none of our business. The path is our business. Nothing but the path.

    It might be a good thing to let go for enlightenment is not for our own use, not personal, not at all.

    All that matters is to walk the walk even if we are limping or can't bl..... walk straight.

    I still rememeber this beautiful day of Fall in England where, out of a sudden, I threw away twenty years of expectation, to become this and do that, to be a great monk and Buddhist teacher...Just giving up in one big jump. What a relief!... Just to find out that very day in a telephone conversation that the transmission process had already started...


    Today, I just walk.

    Gassho

    Taigu
  • Shohei
    Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 2854

    #2
    Re: none of our business

    Gassho


    Shohei

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    • disastermouse

      #3
      Re: none of our business

      Only posting to say that I agree.

      *gassho*

      Chet

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      • Dosho
        Member
        • Jun 2008
        • 5784

        #4
        Re: none of our business

        Thank you Sensei...like Shohei and Chet, I have absolutely nothing to add.

        Gassho,
        Dosho

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        • Shogen
          Member
          • Dec 2008
          • 301

          #5
          Re: none of our business

          Thank you for sharing this with us Taigu.
          Gassho Shogen

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          • Tb
            Member
            • Jan 2008
            • 3186

            #6
            Re: none of our business

            Hi.

            _/_

            Mtfbwy
            Fugen
            Life is our temple and its all good practice
            Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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            • Rich
              Member
              • Apr 2009
              • 2587

              #7
              Re: none of our business

              Taigu, I've often wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your teaching and your deep sharing of experience. Thank you.
              /Rich
              _/_
              Rich
              MUHYO
              無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

              https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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              • Seishin the Elder
                Member
                • Oct 2009
                • 521

                #8
                Re: none of our business

                Dearest Taigu,

                Thanks for that...What a Relief!!! Even though "knowing" this somewhere in my mind and being, I tend to sometimes forget and allow me to become all bound up in "doing something" to make IT happen. It is far better to just pay the fare and ride the bus to wherever it is going, enjoy the ride and scenery and not worry about schedules and destinations. Just peregrinate as a pilgrim, open to the adventure.

                Thanks for the kick... :wink: Gassho,

                Kyrill-Seishin

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                • Bids
                  Member
                  • Mar 2008
                  • 56

                  #9
                  Re: none of our business

                  unsought a blessing drifted into this day
                  thank you Taigu for being around ... sharing wisdom

                  gassho
                  Nadi

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                  • Kenzen

                    #10
                    Re: none of our business

                    Thank you.

                    Gassho

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                    • Jinyu
                      Member
                      • May 2009
                      • 768

                      #11
                      Re: none of our business

                      Merci Taigu! :wink:

                      Gassho,
                      Luis/Jinyu
                      Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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                      • Jikyo
                        Member
                        • Jan 2009
                        • 197

                        #12
                        Re: none of our business

                        Thank you, dear Taigu.

                        Gassho, Jikyo

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                        • ezzirah
                          Member
                          • Dec 2009
                          • 56

                          #13
                          Re: none of our business

                          Originally posted by Kyrillos
                          Dearest Taigu,

                          Thanks for that...What a Relief!!! Even though "knowing" this somewhere in my mind and being, I tend to sometimes forget and allow me to become all bound up in "doing something" to make IT happen. It is far better to just pay the fare and ride the bus to wherever it is going, enjoy the ride and scenery and not worry about schedules and destinations. Just peregrinate as a pilgrim, open to the adventure.

                          Thanks for the kick... :wink: Gassho,

                          Kyrill-Seishin
                          You took the words right out of my mouth!

                          Metta,
                          ezz

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                          • Eika
                            Member
                            • Sep 2007
                            • 806

                            #14
                            Re: none of our business

                            Originally posted by Taigu
                            It might be helpful to remember that enlightenment takes care of itself, it is none of our business. The path is our business. Nothing but the path.

                            Today, I just walk.

                            Gassho

                            Taigu
                            Many thanks . . .

                            Gassho,
                            Eika
                            [size=150:m8cet5u6]??[/size:m8cet5u6] We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life---John Cage

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                            • miheco
                              Member
                              • Dec 2007
                              • 69

                              #15
                              Re: none of our business

                              Thank you Taigu,

                              You have poured some clear water into the otherwise murky water of my mind.

                              Gassho,
                              Jintai

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