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  • Seiryu
    Member
    • Sep 2010
    • 620

    Meeting the self

    Today during my sit I had a realization. That I am actually alive. Funny really. We all know that we are living and breathing, but to actually sit in silence and truly allow myself to feel and see my body, fell and see my mind, was very beautiful. It was like meeting my self for the first time.

    In a way we all want to be someone else. The enlightened version of ourselves, the wiser, richer, smarter version of ourselves. But this practice is making me realize that all those things are not going to be of any use if I can't accept myself fully right now.

    Instead of trying to change myself, I am starting to slowly open up to myself, more accepting of myself. No need to change anything, just accept.

    No real point to this thread just wanted to share.

    _/_
    Humbly,
    清竜 Seiryu
  • michaeljc
    Member
    • May 2011
    • 148

    #2
    Re: Meeting the self

    Seiryu - What is this self?
    m

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    • Seiryu
      Member
      • Sep 2010
      • 620

      #3
      Re: Meeting the self

      Originally posted by michaeljc
      Seiryu - What is this self?
      m
      I don't know. But I'm OK with that. For me its not about knowing or not knowing. Its more about completely merging with your experience.

      Although I might be wrong there...
      Humbly,
      清竜 Seiryu

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      • Omoi Otoshi
        Member
        • Dec 2010
        • 801

        #4
        Meeting the self

        Thanks for sharing Seiryu!

        “The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive.”
        Thich Nhat Hahn

        Gassho,
        Pontus
        In a spring outside time, flowers bloom on a withered tree;
        you ride a jade elephant backwards, chasing the winged dragon-deer;
        now as you hide far beyond innumerable peaks--
        the white moon, a cool breeze, the dawn of a fortunate day

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        • michaeljc
          Member
          • May 2011
          • 148

          #5
          Re: Meeting the self

          Originally posted by Seiryu
          Originally posted by michaeljc
          Seiryu - What is this self?
          m
          I don't know. But I'm OK with that. For me its not about knowing or not knowing. Its more about completely merging with your experience.

          Although I might be wrong there...

          Seiryu -
          To which self do you refer?
          m

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          • Seiryu
            Member
            • Sep 2010
            • 620

            #6
            Re: Meeting the self

            Originally posted by michaeljc
            Seiryu -
            To which self do you refer?
            m
            To which self do you refer?
            Humbly,
            清竜 Seiryu

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            • michaeljc
              Member
              • May 2011
              • 148

              #7
              Re: Meeting the self

              Originally posted by Seiryu
              Originally posted by michaeljc
              Seiryu -
              To which self do you refer?
              m
              To which self do you refer?

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              • Rich
                Member
                • Apr 2009
                • 2595

                #8
                Re: Meeting the self

                Being so limited in what one can do
                One dwells in the god self
                For those without god the universal self will do.
                for those without words no self will do.
                _/_
                Rich
                MUHYO
                無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

                https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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                • SoR
                  Member
                  • Dec 2011
                  • 103

                  #9
                  Re: Meeting the self

                  Originally posted by Rich
                  Being so limited in what one can do
                  One dwells in the god self
                  For those without god the universal self will do.
                  for those without words no self will do.
                  No one to do any doing
                  No where to dwell
                  Originally nothing
                  What is there to say?

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

                    #10
                    Re: Meeting the self

                    These two poems were written a long time ago on a dusty wall of a Chinese monastery, do you remember?

                    The body is the bodhi tree,
                    The mind is like a clear mirror.
                    At all times we must strive to polish it,
                    And must not let the dust collect.

                    Hui-neng writes the following verse:

                    Bodhi originally has no tree,
                    The mirror(-like mind) has no stand.
                    Buddha-nature (emptiness/oneness) is always clean and pure;
                    Where is there room for dust (to alight)?

                    And of course, both are right :wink:


                    gassho


                    Taigu

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                    • Geika
                      Treeleaf Unsui
                      • Jan 2010
                      • 4977

                      #11
                      Re: Meeting the self

                      A few years ago, I was having a conversation with my boyfriend when suddenly it felt as if an invisible curtain between me and my life had dropped. Then the feeling passed.
                      求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
                      I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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                      • Rich
                        Member
                        • Apr 2009
                        • 2595

                        #12
                        Re: Meeting the self

                        Hi sonofrage

                        What merit have I gained from all the support I have given buddhism?
                        _/_
                        Rich
                        MUHYO
                        無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

                        https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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                        • Omoi Otoshi
                          Member
                          • Dec 2010
                          • 801

                          #13
                          Re: Meeting the self

                          "None whatsoever. These things are shadows. Real merit is wisdom.” :wink: :lol:
                          In a spring outside time, flowers bloom on a withered tree;
                          you ride a jade elephant backwards, chasing the winged dragon-deer;
                          now as you hide far beyond innumerable peaks--
                          the white moon, a cool breeze, the dawn of a fortunate day

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                          • Seiryu
                            Member
                            • Sep 2010
                            • 620

                            #14
                            Re: Meeting the self

                            Originally posted by Taigu
                            These two poems were written a long time ago on a dusty wall of a Chinese monastery, do you remember?

                            The body is the bodhi tree,
                            The mind is like a clear mirror.
                            At all times we must strive to polish it,
                            And must not let the dust collect.

                            Hui-neng writes the following verse:

                            Bodhi originally has no tree,
                            The mirror(-like mind) has no stand.
                            Buddha-nature (emptiness/oneness) is always clean and pure;
                            Where is there room for dust (to alight)?

                            And of course, both are right :wink:


                            gassho


                            Taigu

                            The fifth Patriarch must have been in a hurry to fine his successor.
                            Both Poems only present part of the whole.
                            If you were there that night,
                            what would you write that would bring it all home?


                            P.S
                            Couldn't resist :twisted:
                            Humbly,
                            清竜 Seiryu

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                            • Jundo
                              Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                              • Apr 2006
                              • 39211

                              #15
                              Re: Meeting the self

                              Originally posted by Seiryu
                              what would you write that would bring it all home?


                              P.S
                              Couldn't resist :twisted:
                              The Bodhi body originally is has the no bodhi tree tree,
                              The mirror mind (-like is mind) like has a no clear stand mirror.
                              At Buddha-nature all emptiness times oneness we is must always strive clean to and polish pure it
                              And where must is not there let room the for dust dust collect to alight .?



                              Clearer now?
                              ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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