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  • pinoybuddhist
    Member
    • Jun 2010
    • 462

    Right HERE!

    I'd just finished my yoga routine yesterday afternoon, and I remembered I hadn't done my daily metta prayer yet. So I thought, oh well I still have time and just sat there on the yoga mat silently going through the prayer. And somewhere in the process of offering metta to my mother who's miles away in another city, it occurred to me that she was just RIGHT HERE with me. And not only that, everyone and everything, the whole universe was just RIGHT HERE, not metaphorically but literally, RIGHT HERE!

    I'm not talking about having a vision or hallucination of my mother sitting on the yoga mat with me or anything trippy like that. It's more like a quiet realization but beyond intellectual realization. Just for one moment the notions of "here" and "there" and "near" and "far" were dropped and there was just this intimacy, this RIGHT HERE-NESS.

    And of course Treeleaf is a good expression of this RIGHT HERE. All over the world we sit together - dropping here and there and now and later and live and recorded - just RIGHT HERE. But there's knowing this and there's knowing this.



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

    #2
    Good! Even very good! Now move on! Throw this away and yourself with it !

    Gassho

    Taigu

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

      #3
      If you bring me an inch of delusion, i ll kick this butt of yours.
      Same if you turn up with an inch of realization, butt kicked for sure!

      The true conduct is beyond inches and presentation.
      Find the true person behind these games
      And bring the bastard
      And we ll sit and laugh together

      Gassho



      Taigu

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

        #4
        In short: empty handed is best.

        Take care


        Taigu

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        • pinoybuddhist
          Member
          • Jun 2010
          • 462

          #5
          Originally posted by Taigu
          If you bring me an inch of delusion, i ll kick this butt of yours.
          Same if you turn up with an inch of realization, butt kicked for sure!

          The true conduct is beyond inches and presentation.
          Find the true person behind these games
          And bring the bastard
          And we ll sit and laugh together

          Gassho



          Taigu


          Thank you Taigu.



          Rafael

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          • Jinyo
            Member
            • Jan 2012
            • 1957

            #6
            Originally posted by Taigu
            If you bring me an inch of delusion, i ll kick this butt of yours.
            Same if you turn up with an inch of realization, butt kicked for sure!

            The true conduct is beyond inches and presentation.
            Find the true person behind these games
            And bring the bastard
            And we ll sit and laugh together

            Gassho



            Taigu



            Gassho

            Willow

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            • Seizan
              Member
              • Sep 2012
              • 213

              #7
              I second Willow Thank you Taigu, and thank you Rafael. I know the feeling you described, which gives Taigu the right to kick my butt!! Just kinda the quiet peaceful relaxation of the mind because something was right and suddenly seemed to make sense. Okay, I'm throwing it away *hides*

              Gassho,
              DAni

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              • Omoi Otoshi
                Member
                • Dec 2010
                • 801

                #8
                Thanks for sharing Rafael! That's great!
                Don't get stuck!
                Last edited by Omoi Otoshi; 10-22-2012, 07:27 PM.
                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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                • Omoi Otoshi
                  Member
                  • Dec 2010
                  • 801

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Taigu
                  If you bring me an inch of delusion, i ll kick this butt of yours.
                  Same if you turn up with an inch of realization, butt kicked for sure!

                  The true conduct is beyond inches and presentation.
                  Find the true person behind these games
                  And bring the bastard
                  And we ll sit and laugh together

                  Gassho



                  Taigu
                  Sawaki Roshi couldn't have said it better!

                  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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                  • Mp

                    #10
                    Thanks for sharing Rafael ...

                    Gassho
                    Michael

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                    • Geika
                      Treeleaf Unsui
                      • Jan 2010
                      • 4980

                      #11
                      Originally posted by pinoybuddhist
                      And somewhere in the process of offering metta to my mother who's miles away in another city, it occurred to me that she was just RIGHT HERE with me. And not only that, everyone and everything, the whole universe was just RIGHT HERE, not metaphorically but literally, RIGHT HERE!
                      I have had that feeling a few times. It's beautiful, and then I must let it pass through.

                      I present my ass for a kicking.
                      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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                      • disastermouse

                        #12
                        Rafael,

                        You've had this experience loudly. You may at some point have it quietly too, but if you think 'right here', you've already travelled a million miles away and put a real chasm between self and other.

                        Taigu punches everyone but his hand is never closed into a fist. True compassion! He should punch me for being so sanctimonious.

                        Back to the bench!

                        Gassho,

                        Chet
                        Last edited by Guest; 10-24-2012, 05:32 AM.

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                        • pinoybuddhist
                          Member
                          • Jun 2010
                          • 462

                          #13
                          Chet,

                          I had this sense as I was typing the original post that neither what I was typing nor what I was remembering was that... you know...That. Still, I felt I had to say something - if only to have a teacher wield the virtual equivalent of a kyosaku to whack/punch/kick/tap this
                          Originally posted by disastermouse
                          Back to the bench!
                          into this skull-bones-skinbag.

                          Yep, back to sitting it is.



                          Rafael

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

                            #14
                            Your skinbag is very precious, Rafael.

                            Nothing wrong with being a skinbag

                            Attachment to our thoughts and beliefs is the problem.

                            You had to say something...act something then. Do something.

                            Saying is, as Chet puts it, too late, too far. And then self and others are just two.

                            No need for a kyosaku, don't you see real life with a massive one?

                            Everyday I give and receive this kyosaku, without a single inch of wood.


                            gassho


                            Taigu

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                            • pinoybuddhist
                              Member
                              • Jun 2010
                              • 462

                              #15


                              Rafael

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