Thank you Sensei. I really really like the way you put it. Indeed, when
we live it, everything just happens.
With your permission, I shall forward to two groups.
Harvey So Daiho Hilbert wrote:
> With palms together,
> Good Morning Everyone,
> Our Zen is our life, not our rules or precepts or even our practices
> about our life. It is very easy to confuse the two. Frankly it is
> easier altogether to create a temple with a nice alter, beautiful
> Buddha, and fragrant incense, than to walk the walk of Buddhist life.
> Such a temple makes us feel like Buddhists, but if we are not buddhas
> as we leave, drive our cars, interact with our friends and co-workers,
> and go through our day, then the temple is really just a shallow idol
> we pay homage to, a pretense, so to speak.
> Walking the walk requires us to actually make our practice our life
> itself. The means we must think-feel our way through our precepts and
> make them living expressions of our Buddha Nature. Sitting like a
> buddha is not being a Buddha.
> We must ask ourselves how is our life informing our practice, how are
> we actually being buddhas? Some might say we should "just sit"
> sooner or later a light will go off. Yeah? So what? Unless we
> change our life and go out into the world with that light, we might as
> well be in the dark.
> To eat meat, not eat meat; to sit in witness or not sit in witness; to
> be buddhas or pretend buddhas, has nothing to do with eating meat
> or bearing witness, but it has everything to do, with being a Buddha.
> These things, like the old story of polishing a tile to make it a
> mirror, do not make us Buddhas or Buddhists. We are already Buddha.
> Life is already Dharma. Humanity is our Sangha. It is our decision
> to live our lives as Buddhas that makes a difference.
> How do you /do/ that?
> */Harvey Sodaiho Hilbert-roshi /*
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