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  • Shohei
    Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 2854

    Samui Samu!!

    Here in New Brunswick (yesterday) we had nearly 2 feet of snow drop in 12 hours. I spent my "snow day" - work was canceled - working 2x as hard shoveling the driveway (our gent that plows for us had his truck show its impermance :B).

    Now we do not have a castle on top of a hill with 3 miles of drive to clear but none the less its a daunting task. I used that 3 hours of shoveling like a samu period, worked away at it with out thinking "UUUUGG this is going to take for ever" etc. Half a shovel load at a time, since i knew i had all day or longer to complete. I just took it easy. 2 hands on the shovel (hehe doesn't work well otherwise) and i actually enjoyed it. Despite the howling winds and constant snow in the face... i noted this when i was all done... i was frosty the zen-man?

    Anywho no point to that i guess, just saying "hey thats cool" :B

    Samui* Samu!!


    Here is a couple of pics of our place around 7am yesterday (the snow was starting to subside then) oh and one from sunday for reference sake... i had just put up the "X"mas lights and took the shot so i could show my wife what they looked like (it was too cold for her to go look- funny thing was it wasn't too cold for ME to put them up LOL -20C [ -4 F])

    before the storm:



    and after:




    Gassho
    Dirk

    *Sumui = cold tks to J for that tidbit
  • will
    Member
    • Jun 2007
    • 2331

    #2
    Can't see the pic, but I used to love shovelling snow. We don't get much of it here and no drive way.

    G,W
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    To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
    To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
    To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
    To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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    • Shohei
      Member
      • Oct 2007
      • 2854

      #3
      Oh sorry will i know why ill fix it right now ... There all done. My apologies.

      Gassho
      Dirk

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      • Lynn
        Member
        • Oct 2007
        • 180

        #4
        Very cool! Send some of that down my way, eh? All we're getting here is wind with nothing to show for it. I'll take snow any day! Rawr! :P
        When we wish to teach and enlighten all things by ourselves, we are deluded; when all things teach and enlighten us, we are enlightened. ~Dogen "Genjo Koan"

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        • Gregor
          Member
          • Apr 2007
          • 638

          #5
          Krid,



          Shoveling is good exercise, and sounds like it can be good practice too!

          Thanks for the reminder.
          Jukai '09 Dharma Name: Shinko 慎重(Prudent Calm)

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          • Ankai
            Treeleaf Unsui
            • Nov 2007
            • 910

            #6
            We've had snow in NJ now a couple times already this year, enough to shovel. We had an ice storm too. Think it's gonna be a hairy winter.
            Gassho!
            護道 安海


            -Godo Ankai

            I'm still just starting to learn. I'm not a teacher. Please don't take anything I say too seriously. I already take myself too seriously!

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            • Shiju
              Member
              • Oct 2007
              • 29

              #7
              You might appreciate Billy Collins's poem "Shoveling Snow with Buddha." You can read it at http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/Billy-Collins/813


              Gassho,

              Ben
              Ben

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              • will
                Member
                • Jun 2007
                • 2331

                #8
                Thanks Krid. Quite a bit of snow there. Snow angels anyone? Or...snow buddhas?? :roll:

                G,W
                [size=85:z6oilzbt]
                To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
                To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
                To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
                To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
                [/size:z6oilzbt]

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                • Shohei
                  Member
                  • Oct 2007
                  • 2854

                  #9
                  Snow buddhas hehe! theyd look cool all lit up by those chri -er... Rohatsu lights (um yeah... totally representative of Buddha's Enlightenment)

                  Thanks for sharing that poem Ben! im going to share that with a few friends of mine.

                  This year (as it is every year) is being touted to be a tough winter. I think our news casting friends like to keep us freaked out a bit

                  Anywho we're set to get some more tonight and tomorrow once it warms up...yeah its to cold to snow right now!??!? :lol

                  Gassho
                  Dirk

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