Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

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

    Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

    In all schools of Buddhism, you will find two paths: the hard one and the instant one. Although they are not as separate as they seem or claim to be, they have a slight different flavour. You may repeat endlessly a given mantra or surrender on the spot, you may sit a lifetime to reach the mountain top or find yourself instantly on the topless mountain :wink: , you may do it the hard way or the easy one. In fact, in reality once you do one, the other is automatically done: a Buddha is shikantaza, shikantaza is Buddha even if the bloke wrestling with lotus, karma issues, addictions, delusions, doubts and all the rest of it, even if this bloke thinks he-she is not.
    And this is really posible thanks to the ever changing nature of this life. Thanks to each moment. Fresh. New. Unseen and often unnoticed. Kannon, the goddess of mercy, the listener, the shining empty centre does work in many mysterious ways. Once we wake up to the moment, that's what we may be ( not just see):

    At any given moment, and the moment is always given, we may forgive ( not because we assume any superior position but just as we realize that we are not merely different than what we tend to judge), we may forget ( not just because it is well chewed and long digested but because of the nature of this transitory and fleeting world and the fact that everything comes and goes), we may truly live ( not because we are alive, but essentialy for we directly see through our dead life, our cherished sleepwalking habits). At any given moment, a lifetime of loosing our way can be embraced by Kannon manifested where practice is done and the world as it is met, embraced so it is loved, and loved it is instantly transformed. Dreams and faces and episodes or the past may whirl like incense smoke or glimmer like the sun sweeping waters, it is all OK. All IS well.
    It takes less than a second, resonnates in the timeless, and knows no bounds.

    gassho

    Taigu
  • Taylor
    Member
    • May 2010
    • 388

    #2
    Re: Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

    If there was anything to say I'd say it.

    Just what I needed to hear, really. Deep gassho.

    Taylor (Myoken)
    Gassho,
    Myoken
    [url:r05q3pze]http://staresatwalls.blogspot.com/[/url:r05q3pze]

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    • Shujin
      Treeleaf Unsui
      • Feb 2010
      • 941

      #3
      Re: Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

      I reiterate what Taylor has said. Lately I've been a mess, more forgetting than forgiving. Thank you.

      gassho,
      Shujin
      Kyōdō Shujin 教道 守仁

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      • ghop
        Member
        • Jan 2010
        • 438

        #4
        Re: Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

        Originally posted by Taigu
        At any given moment, a lifetime of loosing our way can be embraced by Kannon manifested where practice is done and the world as it is met, embraced so it is loved, and loved it is instantly transformed. Dreams and faces and episodes or the past may whirl like incense smoke or glimmer like the sun sweeping waters, it is all OK. All IS well.
        I am so grateful to be here...

        Thank you Taigu...

        Is the dharma alive? Is the buddha still teaching?

        Shhh...listent...

        gassho
        Greg

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        • Heisoku
          Member
          • Jun 2010
          • 1338

          #5
          Re: Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

          Deep Gassho Taigu

          "At any given moment, a lifetime of loosing our way can be embraced by Kannon manifested where practice is done and the world as it is met, embraced so it is loved, and loved it is instantly transformed."

          Beautiful.
          Heisoku 平 息
          Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. (Basho)

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          • Jinyu
            Member
            • May 2009
            • 768

            #6
            Re: Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

            Originally posted by Taigu
            In all schools of Buddhism, you will find two paths: the hard one and the instant one.
            And you just transcended these ones... very limpid and direct! And much needed...
            Thank you!

            gassho,
            Jinyu
            Jinyu aka Luis aka Silly guy from Brussels

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            • Risho
              Member
              • May 2010
              • 3179

              #7
              Re: Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

              Originally posted by Taigu
              we may truly live ( not because we are alive, but essentially for we directly see through our dead life, our cherished sleepwalking habits).
              ugh... my habits! I catch myself wanting to change them to be better. It's difficult just to watch my habits and let them be.

              Thank you Taigu Sensei.

              Gassho,

              Risho
              Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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              • Shohei
                Member
                • Oct 2007
                • 2854

                #8
                Re: Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

                Thank you!

                Gassho
                Shohei

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                • Kaishin
                  Member
                  • Dec 2010
                  • 2322

                  #9
                  Re: Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

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

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                  • Shokai
                    Treeleaf Priest
                    • Mar 2009
                    • 6391

                    #10
                    Re: Kannon and Karma:a shorcut

                    tks sensei
                    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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