This Sangha does not exist

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  • MyoHo
    Member
    • Feb 2013
    • 632

    This Sangha does not exist

    An investigation of reality

    This World does not exist
    This Sangha does not exist
    Our teachers do not exist
    outside our own mind.
    It is all a projection of mind.

    Your Sangha is not my Sangha
    Your teacher is not my teacher
    Your world is not my world
    And my world is not real.

    Our Sangha is me projecting a Sangha
    the way I think and expect a Sangha to be.
    Our teachers is me projecting teachers
    The way I expect teachers to be
    Zen is me projecting Zen
    The way I expect Zen to be

    Seeing not what is but seeing what is not
    There is no border.
    Not between me and you
    Not between me and sangha
    Not between me and Buddha
    Not between this and that
    It is all one!

    All is dropped and now see what is really there
    This and that no more
    No you, no me no anything
    Just one vast, unending everything
    that we can all live and exist in.
    Play and fight with
    Laugh and cry about
    Sit and participate in
    As long as we all know
    it is not real.

    Deep bows

    Enkyo
    Mu
  • Kokuu
    Treeleaf Priest
    • Nov 2012
    • 6784

    #2
    Real. Not real. Not one, not two.

    Thank you, Enkyo.

    Gassho
    Andy

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    • Jundo
      Treeleaf Founder and Priest
      • Apr 2006
      • 39441

      #3
      That was a very nice poem by you about our Zen Sangha. I like it. Really, I do. It was real, man.

      Gassho, Jundo
      ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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      • Kyonin
        Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
        • Oct 2010
        • 6742

        #4
        It's all part of the universal flow.

        Thank you, Enkyo.

        Gassho,

        Kyonin
        Hondō Kyōnin
        奔道 協忍

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        • Mp

          #5
          Very nice Enkyo, very nice.

          Gassho
          Shingen

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          • Genshin
            Member
            • Jan 2013
            • 467

            #6
            Groovy Enkyo. I like it. One to take away and think about. Thanks.

            Gassho
            Matt

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            • Nameless
              Member
              • Apr 2013
              • 461

              #7
              Thanks for that Enkyo! Only recently have I begun to experience that. In another way of expressing it I've recently thought just because I hear a sound that doesn't mean that the silence departs. Gassho, John

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              • Dosho
                Member
                • Jun 2008
                • 5784

                #8

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                • Myozan Kodo
                  Friend of Treeleaf
                  • May 2010
                  • 1901

                  #9
                  Reality check:
                  Yeah. It's right there in front of me, still not there.

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                  • RichardH
                    Member
                    • Nov 2011
                    • 2800

                    #10
                    A friend was angry at me for weeks, and I didn't know till yesterday.

                    A chestnut fell on my head *ouch*... didn't see it coming.

                    Got a call about work, from someone who has followed it for years.. never knew he existed.

                    The bottom step of the deck has rotted through, when no one was looking.

                    Went to an indian cafe for mango lassi. It was the first time. It was busy and is always busy. Without me ever knowing.

                    Whole worlds carry on without me.

                    Gassho. Daizan

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