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  • Tb
    Member
    • Jan 2008
    • 3186

    Groceries

    Hi.

    Several people have said that i, apparently, is a lot like the character ”Richard from Texas” in ”eat pray love” played by Richard Jenkins, who is one of the ”teachers” that Liz Gilbert (played by Julia Roberts) meets.

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    So i thought i'd write something up about the teachers we meet.
    And just so we get one thing absolutely clear, there are many teachers out there.
    Some who claim they are and some who don't, some good and some...

    1. The teacher is not there for himself or ”no ego”.
    A good teacher is there for everyone. She's in it for the sake of everyone getting a benefit out of it. She's not in it just for her own fame and fortune, if she were then she would just suck up all the energy in your relationship and then leave you dry while moving on. Don´t forget that fancy names are good on paper, and a good teacher never leaves you, she's always with you... A good teacher respects.

    2. Where does she come from?
    Finding out the backpack that she is carrying is important. If you don't know what she brings, you don't know what you're gonna get. That can be a bit like a box of chocolates, but not nearly as nice. And don't be fooled by fancy wrappingpapers and such, often the simplest things are the best.
    You don't always need to know everything, but its good to keep in mind, the backwater of the raft.

    3. Behaviour
    How does she behave?
    If she is nice, flexible and helpful it's all good. Watch ou if she goes ballistic, goes into rages, tries to manipulate and other bad behaviours. If she only wants her ways and not listening to others, opening up possibilites asf i would watch my back, slowly walk out and run.
    This does not mean that a challenging behaviour is bad. If done with the correct intent, that is necessary. Being challenging is quite different than being abusive.
    She might be the best teacher in the world but quite abusive in her manners and where would that leave you? Abused. And do we want that?
    We do not always realize that we are being abused either. We can continue the relationship happily thinking that it is a soaring one, while, in reality, it is a parachutejump where there is only one who has an parachute.


    So what do you do?

    Do.
    You live.
    You learn.
    You stumble and fall.
    Sometimes you will be the teacher to, then be the best teacher you can.
    In the meantime, leave the bad, hold on to the good and remember, in the end, its all good practice.

    Any thoughts/comments on that, groceries?

    Thank you for your practice and May the force be with you.
    Fugen

    Ps i recommend both the book and the film, both are great! Ds
    Life is our temple and its all good practice
    Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/
  • Daijo
    Member
    • Feb 2012
    • 530

    #2
    I had never even thought of reading this book or watching the film. I believe I will do both now.

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    • Kyotai

      #3
      Hello Fugen. I have read the book and seen the movie.

      I like your post.

      #2..is it really necessary that we know what is in our teachers backpack?

      Thank you

      Gassho, Shawn
      Last edited by Guest; 07-26-2014, 02:50 PM.

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      • Myosha
        Member
        • Mar 2013
        • 2974

        #4
        Hello,

        Thank you, Teacher.


        Gassho,
        Myosha
        "Recognize suffering, remove suffering." - Shakyamuni Buddha when asked, "Uhm . . .what?"

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        • Mp

          #5
          Wonderful Fugen, thank you. =)

          Gassho
          Shingen

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          • Geika
            Treeleaf Unsui
            • Jan 2010
            • 4971

            #6
            I have read that "Richard from Texas" currently charges large sums of money for phone calls with him in which he dolls out advice, so I'd say that as far as "teachers" go, he's a little expensive.

            You're not Richard, you're Fugen. I like Fugen better.

            Edit: And I have also just read that Richard has since passed away. So, much metta to him, his family, and friends.
            Last edited by Geika; 07-26-2014, 08:56 PM.
            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
              • 2587

              #7
              Never heard of Richard from Texas but fugen from treeleaf just wrote some wonderful stuff that I needed to hear right now. Thx.

              Kind regards. /\
              _/_
              Rich
              MUHYO
              無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

              https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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              • Kyotai

                #8
                Originally posted by Amelia

                You're not Richard, you're Fugen. I like Fugen better.

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                • Tb
                  Member
                  • Jan 2008
                  • 3186

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Shawn
                  Hello Fugen. I have read the book and seen the movie.

                  I like your post.

                  #2..is it really necessary that we know what is in our teachers backpack?

                  Thank you

                  Gassho, Shawn
                  Hi.

                  As i said, "You don't always need to know everything, but its good to keep in mind, the backwater of the raft."
                  It is not important to know everything, i wouldnt want to either, but to keep in mind she does have something in her backpack.
                  Just a heads up is ok, so you don't get to fooled...

                  Mtfbwy
                  Fugen
                  Life is our temple and its all good practice
                  Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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                  • Kyotai

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Fugen
                    Hi.

                    As i said, "You don't always need to know everything, but its good to keep in mind, the backwater of the raft."
                    It is not important to know everything, i wouldnt want to either, but to keep in mind she does have something in her backpack.
                    Just a heads up is ok, so you don't get to fooled...

                    Mtfbwy
                    Fugen
                    Thank you Fugen. Well said.

                    Gassho, Shawn

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                    • Rich
                      Member
                      • Apr 2009
                      • 2587

                      #11
                      Some Zen guy, when he got enlightenment said, 'i cannot be deceived'. It took me a long time to understand even a fragment of what that meant because my denial habit was so strong. We really need to pay attention to what is in front of us. It's just too wondrous to miss. Not knowing how things will turn out is actually something to smile about, not worry or cry about.

                      Kind regards. /\
                      _/_
                      Rich
                      MUHYO
                      無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

                      https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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