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

    Compassion has three faces

    Brooms, spoons, phones
    And behind
    Kannon s  hands and eyes

    Just being caught into the fires of life, getting through a very bumpy patch , I am reminded of the great kindness and endless freedom of Kanzeon very much alive in many of you guys as well as in the heart and action of simple people I meet on my way. And opening my eyes I see how compassion has three faces: wisdom, love and action. Without action you only find pity, without wisdom only clumsy and panicking attempts, without love a very dry manipulatipn of reality. These three faces cannot be planned or cultivated, they arise together as one at the same time. You cannot do it with your head or with your hands or heart only, you are compassion as the living Buddha sits with mind, body and bodhi.

    If you dislike this teaching or think I am talking bullshit, aim the arrow at yourself, break your own heart and find the hidden boddhisatva in your own bag of skin!!!

    Gassho

    Taigu
  • Myozan Kodo
    Friend of Treeleaf
    • May 2010
    • 1901

    #2
    Re: Compassion has three faces

    Great. Not BS. Wisdom with heart.
    Gassho
    Myozan

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    • Shokai
      Treeleaf Priest
      • Mar 2009
      • 6391

      #3
      Re: Compassion has three faces

      Dear taigu;

      Good to hear you are working through to the other side. Much metta towards you and Mineko
      and the three faces of compassion :shock: :lol: 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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      • Rimon
        Member
        • May 2010
        • 309

        #4
        Re: Compassion has three faces

        Simple, and yet so powerful. How often we forget one of those three faces: wisdom, action and love when trying to do good.

        How difficult is to take that bodhisatva out...

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

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        • Mp

          #5
          Re: Compassion has three faces

          Taigu,

          I am happy that you are doing well. I totally agree ... compassion is simple ... if compassion is not simple, then there is too much BS. I very much appreciate your insightful view on things. Be well.

          Gassho,
          Michael

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          • Jiken
            Member
            • Jan 2011
            • 753

            #6
            Re: Compassion has three faces

            Gassho

            Daido

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            • Ekai
              Member
              • Feb 2011
              • 664

              #7
              Re: Compassion has three faces

              This is a beautiful teaching, Taigu. I hope Mineko is feeling better.

              Thank you and Gassho,
              Ekai

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              • Rich
                Member
                • Apr 2009
                • 2595

                #8
                Re: Compassion has three faces

                Appreciate the way you put it into words.
                _/_
                Rich
                MUHYO
                無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

                https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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                • Koshin
                  Member
                  • Feb 2012
                  • 938

                  #9
                  Re: Compassion has three faces

                  Compassion...Heart, Head and Hands... Hip Hip Hooray
                  Thank you master Taigu
                  Best wishes for Mineko and you

                  Gassho
                  Thank you for your practice

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                  • Shohei
                    Member
                    • Oct 2007
                    • 2854

                    #10
                    Re: Compassion has three faces

                    Gassho

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                    • Heisoku
                      Member
                      • Jun 2010
                      • 1338

                      #11
                      Re: Compassion has three faces

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

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                      • AlanLa
                        Member
                        • Mar 2008
                        • 1405

                        #12
                        Re: Compassion has three faces

                        Wisdom, Love, Action = Majushri, Avalokitesvara, Samantabhadra

                        Gasho
                        AL (Jigen) in:
                        Faith/Trust
                        Courage/Love
                        Awareness/Action!

                        I sat today

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                        • Dosho
                          Member
                          • Jun 2008
                          • 5784

                          #13
                          Re: Compassion has three faces

                          Gassho...and that's no BS. Thank you Taigu.

                          Gassho,
                          Dosho

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                          • Kaishin
                            Member
                            • Dec 2010
                            • 2322

                            #14
                            Re: Compassion has three faces

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

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                            • Jinyo
                              Member
                              • Jan 2012
                              • 1957

                              #15
                              Re: Compassion has three faces

                              Hope things turn a corner soon.

                              Without compassion we are all lost.

                              Gassho

                              Willow

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