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  • joshbrown
    Member
    • Jun 2011
    • 19

    gassho

    I notice that many members use the salutation "gassho" after a post. Is this written simply to symbolize the gesture? That is, you would never actually speak the words "gassho" to someone,..... or would you?
  • Dosho
    Member
    • Jun 2008
    • 5784

    #2
    Re: gassho

    Originally posted by joshbrown
    I notice that many members use the salutation "gassho" after a post. Is this written simply to symbolize the gesture? That is, you would never actually speak the words "gassho" to someone,..... or would you?
    I don't know...would you?

    Kinda doesn't matter what anyone else would do, does it?

    Gassho,
    Dosho

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    • joshbrown
      Member
      • Jun 2011
      • 19

      #3
      Re: gassho

      Is it a gesture, or a spoken greeting? That's my question.

      I would perhaps wave goodbye to someone as I left. I would probably not walk up to someone, say "wave," and turn and leave.

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      • Seiryu
        Member
        • Sep 2010
        • 620

        #4
        Re: gassho

        it is like saying "yours truly"

        It is a sign of respect. Not spoken with words, just spoken from the heart.

        We put our hands together to show humility and respect. We put our hands together to show to realization of our practice. Hands together, we are whole.

        Or...it is just the way things are signed around here...

        Gassho

        Seiryu
        Humbly,
        清竜 Seiryu

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        • Myoku
          Member
          • Jul 2010
          • 1487

          #5
          Re: gassho

          A gesture,
          not spoken; you dont see me, when reading something I wrote, so
          you dont see me putting hands together and bowing, so I write
          _()_, some use _/_, most use gassho. There are many meanings
          or opinions about what gassho means, probably Jundo has a good
          link to some detailed description he once posted ;-)
          _()_
          Peter

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          • Taylor
            Member
            • May 2010
            • 388

            #6
            Re: gassho

            A requirement of the medium, I think. I could bow all day to this screen and you'd probably never see me. Just a friendly reminder that we are, in fact, constantly bowing to you me I us we.

            *Waves hands*
            Taylor
            Gassho,
            Myoken
            [url:r05q3pze]http://staresatwalls.blogspot.com/[/url:r05q3pze]

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            • Saijun
              Member
              • Jul 2010
              • 667

              #7
              Re: gassho

              Originally posted by Peter Lin
              A gesture,
              not spoken; you dont see me, when reading something I wrote, so
              you dont see me putting hands together and bowing, so I write
              _()_, some use _/_, most use gassho. There are many meanings
              or opinions about what gassho means, probably Jundo has a good
              link to some detailed description he once posted ;-)
              _()_
              Peter
              ...or the Ronald McDonald in Thailand. That was a good one.

              Metta,

              Saijun
              To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. --RBB

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              • Hoyu
                Member
                • Nov 2010
                • 2020

                #8
                Re: gassho

                Josh wrote:
                I notice that many members use the salutation "gassho" after a post. Is this written simply to symbolize the gesture?
                Yup, you got it.

                Saijun wrote:
                ...or the Ronald McDonald in Thailand. That was a good one.
                :lol:
                I'm still amazed at that one!

                Gassho(John reverently bowing to you all)
                John
                Ho (Dharma)
                Yu (Hot Water)

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                • joshbrown
                  Member
                  • Jun 2011
                  • 19

                  #9
                  Re: gassho

                  thank you all

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                  • Saijun
                    Member
                    • Jul 2010
                    • 667

                    #10
                    Re: gassho

                    Originally posted by I
                    ...or the Ronald McDonald in Thailand. That was a good one.
                    Found it!



                    Gassho (like the clown! )

                    Saijun
                    To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity. --RBB

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                    • Hoyu
                      Member
                      • Nov 2010
                      • 2020

                      #11
                      Re: gassho

                      I'll see your Rinald and raise you one :lol:
                      Ho (Dharma)
                      Yu (Hot Water)

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

                        #12
                        Re: gassho

                        gassho...one could write a whole book on this mudra, a very specific gesture filled with esoteric significance.
                        To cut a long story short: one with. No separation between I and all sentient beings, I and reality, here and there, body and mind.
                        Gassho is where the pair of opposites collapse into neither nor. You have two hands and yet they form one.

                        GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSHO!


                        Taigu

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                        • Kyonin
                          Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
                          • Oct 2010
                          • 6739

                          #13
                          Re: gassho

                          Gassho is the way we salute in respect to people. We have to write the words since you can't see me doing it.

                          But hey I have a question for you guys. Have you ever done a physical gassho to the screen when reading a post that hits the spot? I have ops:
                          Hondō Kyōnin
                          奔道 協忍

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                          • Myoku
                            Member
                            • Jul 2010
                            • 1487

                            #14
                            Re: gassho

                            Sure Choco,
                            I gassho more towards the screen than anything or anyone else, since I'm at Treeleaf
                            _()_
                            Peter

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                            • Rich
                              Member
                              • Apr 2009
                              • 2587

                              #15
                              Re: gassho

                              The reason I'm grateful is cause I'm alive. Thanks to everyone and everything in the universe for making that possible
                              Gassho
                              _/_
                              Rich
                              MUHYO
                              無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

                              https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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