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

    Not being caught by extremes

    Not being caught by extremes and yet living this life to the full.
    Our job, so to speak.
    Try, you fail. Escape, you fall.
    So, where. when? How and who? And what for???
    And what if you also drop these fancy questions and go back to the source,
    the origin, displayed every moment in suchness,
    your true faceless face
    your true nameles name?

    What if, despite Heaven or Hell,
    homeless and begging
    we all return home?


    gassho


    Taigu
  • edward
    Member
    • Mar 2011
    • 22

    #2
    Re: Not being caught by extremes

    After reading for an hour the words of three zen-teachers in several blogs fighting with words in the public arena, hanging out in the open their dirty clothes, even publishing their private emails for the millions to read, advising each other to get mental help from a psychiatrist and so on and on... and on..., I thought let's have a look at the "Treeleaf view active topics" , and there was your post Taigu at the top of the page. There could not have been better words. Thank you Taigu of the Woods

    Gassho, Edward

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    • edward
      Member
      • Mar 2011
      • 22

      #3
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      • edward
        Member
        • Mar 2011
        • 22

        #4
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        • AlanLa
          Member
          • Mar 2008
          • 1405

          #5
          Re: Not being caught by extremes

          Originally posted by Taigu
          Not being caught by extremes and yet living this life to the full.
          Our job, so to speak.
          Try, you fail. Escape, you fall.
          So, where. when? How and who? And what for???
          And what if you also drop these fancy questions and go back to the source,
          the origin, displayed every moment in suchness,
          your true faceless face
          your true nameles name?

          What if, despite Heaven or Hell,
          homeless and begging
          we all return home?


          gassho


          Taigu
          Yes, exactly
          AL (Jigen) in:
          Faith/Trust
          Courage/Love
          Awareness/Action!

          I sat today

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          • Rimon
            Member
            • May 2010
            • 309

            #6
            Re: Not being caught by extremes

            With every breath, I change.
            Every breath I have a different name
            My nameless name remains
            What is it? What it is?
            I don't know

            Gassho

            "Rimon"
            Rimon Barcelona, Spain
            "Practice and the goal of practice are identical." [i:auj57aui]John Daido Loori[/i:auj57aui]

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            • Seishin the Elder
              Member
              • Oct 2009
              • 521

              #7
              Re: Not being caught by extremes

              Dear Brother Taigu,

              You have summed up the action, rule and substance of the hermit life I am endeavoring each day. Thank you for this simple and thorough rule of life.

              3X3 Gassho,

              Seishin Kyrill

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              • Hoyu
                Member
                • Nov 2010
                • 2020

                #8
                Re: Not being caught by extremes

                Thank you Taigu Sensei. Today, I will carry this around as my thought for the day. Tonight, I will let go of it......
                _/_

                Gassho,
                John
                Ho (Dharma)
                Yu (Hot Water)

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                • Risho
                  Member
                  • May 2010
                  • 3179

                  #9
                  Re: Not being caught by extremes

                  Thank you Taigu Sensei.

                  Gassho,

                  Risho
                  Email: risho.treeleaf@gmail.com

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                  • nadia_estm
                    Member
                    • Jul 2010
                    • 38

                    #10
                    Re: Not being caught by extremes

                    this teaching comes at the perfect time....
                    gassho

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                    • Taylor
                      Member
                      • May 2010
                      • 388

                      #11
                      Re: Not being caught by extremes

                      Thank you, much needed, much appreciated, much practiced, much noticed, much falling, much getting back up.

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

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                      • Myoku
                        Member
                        • Jul 2010
                        • 1487

                        #12
                        Re: Not being caught by extremes

                        ...like the poetry of a mild spring wind,
                        here it is, now its gone,
                        _()_
                        Peter

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                        • Kyonin
                          Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                          • Oct 2010
                          • 6742

                          #13
                          Re: Not being caught by extremes

                          What a thoughtful way to start up my day.

                          I will sit on this in a bit.

                          Thank you, Taigu-san.
                          Hondō Kyōnin
                          奔道 協忍

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                          • Shokai
                            Treeleaf Priest
                            • Mar 2009
                            • 6391

                            #14
                            Re: Not being caught by extremes

                            Thank you Taigu-oso;
                            That is simply beautiful.
                            Home, where the hearth is 8)
                            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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                            • charst46
                              Member
                              • Jan 2009
                              • 28

                              #15
                              Re: Not being caught by extremes

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