Zazen is compass-ionate

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  • Keishin
    Member
    • Jun 2007
    • 471

    Zazen is compass-ionate

    Zazen is compass-ionate

    Yes, folks, indeed it is.

    Take what is tumultuous, sit it down in zazen
    Like a true compass, zazen points
    And in that pointing, all directions thereby are known

    Take what is submerged, sit it down in zazen
    Like a bubble of air, tugging toward ‘up’
    No amount of being rolled around by life’s undertow
    Can mask the fact
    ‘Up’ is ‘up’

    zazen, if not now, in this lifetime, then when?
  • Taigu
    Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
    • Aug 2008
    • 2710

    #2
    Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

    Hi Keishin

    I absolutely love the way you put it. And the metaphor of the compass is brilliant.

    gassho


    Taigu

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    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39441

      #3
      Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

      Thank you, Keishin.
      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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      • Hogo
        Member
        • Feb 2010
        • 497

        #4
        Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

        Thank you
        Gassho ~ Dave.

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        • Dosho
          Member
          • Jun 2008
          • 5784

          #5
          Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

          Deep bows to you Keishin...

          Gassho,
          Dosho

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          • Onshin
            Member
            • Jul 2010
            • 462

            #6
            Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

            Much Gassho for that.

            Joe
            "This traceless enlightenment continues endlessly" (Dogen Zenji)

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            • Risho
              Member
              • May 2010
              • 3179

              #7
              Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

              Thank you very much!
              Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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              • Shugen
                Treeleaf Unsui
                • Nov 2007
                • 4535

                #8
                Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

                _/_

                Ron
                Meido Shugen
                明道 修眼

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                • Adam
                  Member
                  • Oct 2009
                  • 127

                  #9
                  Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

                  Thank you for this!

                  Gassho,

                  Adam
                  "Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment." - Lao Tzu

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                  • Jinyu
                    Member
                    • May 2009
                    • 768

                    #10
                    Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

                    Thank you for sharing this is very inspiring!

                    gassho,
                    Jinyu
                    Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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                    • Shohei
                      Member
                      • Oct 2007
                      • 2854

                      #11
                      Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

                      Thank you!

                      Gassho
                      Shohei

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                      • Jundo
                        Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                        • Apr 2006
                        • 39441

                        #12
                        Re: Zazen is compass-ionate

                        Today's sit-a-long is inspired by Keishin's pointing out of the direction ...


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                        ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                        • Byokan
                          Treeleaf Unsui
                          • Apr 2014
                          • 4288

                          #13
                          Just dusting off this beautiful thing from 2010.

                          Thank you Keishin, wherever you are (hope you have the compass with you).

                          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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