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  by Gudo NISHIJIMA

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

MMK (24) Examination of The Supreme Truth

1. At every moment, when the serene state of the autonomic nervous system is the all of this world,
This world can never be something, which has appeared newly,
Or something, which will inevitably disappeared in future.

Idealism, Materialism, Philosophy of Action, and Reality itself,
Those four philosophies belong to The Supreme Truth,
And the denial of those Realities are too much attracted by some wrong ideas.


2. Knowledge, experiment, practice, and the Truth,

Facing those existent four kinds of supreme Truths,
There is no possibility for the insistence of Real Existence to be denied at all.


3. If it is impossible for the four kinds of real existences of the Truths to be denied,

Thinking about the four kinds of supreme results, it might be impossible for us to deny the existence of them.
Facing just such four kinds of supreme Truths,
There are no possibility for insistences, that those four Truths are not real existences, to appear at all.


4. When the Buddhist Sangha does not exist really,
It will be impossible for the four kinds of supreme Results to exist,
And the eight kinds of organizational officers and other members can not exist at all.

And if it were impossible for real Buddhist Sangha to exist really,
It must be true for the Universe itself not to exist really at all.


5. And if there were no Universal System at all,
And if there were no Buddhist Sangha at all,
How is it possible for the reverend personalities, who have got the Truths,
To exist even in future at all?

Actually speaking, even the three kinds of value, Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha,
Have been utilized as some kind of easy presents,
And for You, who do not believe in Buddhism,
Even the Buddhist talks on Buddhist teachings actually have become objects for you, who do not believe in Buddhism, to repulse them perfectly.


6. Our behavior to produce the serene state, which has been produced by keeping the Autonomic Nervous System balanced,
Is actually to produce the Real World itself,
And it means that we would produce both the World, which has not been identified with the Universal System yet,
And at the same time the World, which has been identified with the Universal System already.

In that situations, all jobs in the world are belonging to the secular daily jobs, and belonging to the common daily lives,
And so You, who do not believe in Buddhism, want to stop those secular jobs so strongly and so perfectly.


7. In that situations, to have our common daily talks only are just to rely upon the serene state of the balanced autonomic nervous system,
However, You have never noticed the truely important point at all yet.

Even though it is true that to produce the serene situations of the balanced autonomic nervous system is just the aim to produce the balanced serene state,
But You are perfectly making your efforts to break down everything without exception as the aim of your own efforts.


8. In the two kinds of Truth, that is, the teachings in the world of consideration and the teachings in the world of Real Action,
To pursue happiness sufficiently is the teachings, which are following the Rule of the Universe,

The true guidances in this world are the teachings of many people, who have got the Truth in the system of the Universe, the Truth itself, and the highest among Truths.


9. People are not born keeping the two kinds of separated organs for expiration and inhalation,
But the function of the body has been separated into the two kinds of functions,
And the functions of body has been separated into two parts,
Therefore we can say that the functions are practical and at the same time they are working for the two kinds of functions well.

Even though we, human beings, have not been born perfectly fitted to the real conditions innately,
However, Gautama Buddha has admonished us to have the hope of endlessly wide human functions.


10. Even though it is perfectly impossible for us to have an actual possibility to accomplish some job,
We should never give up for us to continue the efforts to pursue the accomplishment of the higher efforts to pursue it.

Even if it is impossible for us to arrive at the higher Truth to be impossible to accomplish it,
But the serene state relying upon the balanced autonomic nervous system,
Does never refuse for us to approach the aim at all.


11. When we have received from others so severe decisions that there might be possible for us to be given some kinds of severe damages perfectly,
If there were the serene state relying upon the balanced autonomic nervous system,
Sometimes we are prone to be seen as if we were so stupid people actually.

Animals, which are creeping on the ground like a snake, are sometimes misunderstood as some kinds of bad people,
But sometimes there are cases that the wisdom of the snake is so abundant,
And sometimes wickedness of the snake might be too much perfect.


12. Just because of such a reason, there are the case that a snake's knowledge is too much sufficient,
Or a snake's wickedness is too much sufficient,
Therefore it is clear that the existence of such situations are too much,
Or the contents, which are noticed, are so much insisted by people,
Who accidentally have known the facts, earnestly.

The system of the Universe is included by ourselves,
And at the same time we, human beings, are included by the Universe,
But such a kind of facts might be difficult for people, who do not have any special interest about it,
To suppose, or to find them usually.


13. Relying upon the serene state of the balanced autonomic nervous system,
The absolutely stable attitude has been accomplished,
And such a stable attitude will produce miscellaneous existences once more.

Our usual attitude, which worries about others' criticism against us,
Does not have any relations with our own attitude at all,
And so, such kinds of worry against others' criticism doesn't have any relation with our own attitudes,
Therefore such kinds of attitudes, which worry about others' criticism against ourselves,
Will never appear in the balanced attitudes of the autonomic nervous system at all.


14. If it were true that all things and phenomena in the world have been bound by others' criticism,
Even the serene state of balanced autonomic nervous system must be bound by the same cause already.

However, if everything hadn't been bound by others' criticism,
It might be perfectly impossible for the balanced state of the autonomic nervous system to receive the restraint by others' restriction at all.


15. You, who are common people to commit miscellaneous vices,
are producing your own Soul and at the same time objective Souls.

You seem to be a very forgetful person, who is even riding on the back of a horse actually,
But you were thinking to be sitting near a side of a dog imaginarily.


16. If you have left your own idea, which you have produced in your brain,
Then it is always possible for you to look at the existence of Reality just in front of you.

If you recognize the existence of the true teachings, which can be found in the different area other than intelligence,
It is just possible for you to look at the all things and phenomena actually relying upon Reality itsef exactly.


17. A fact, that something is produced, and its cause, are perfectly to be one ,
And so, to produce something and to arrive at its result,
Are both the real substance of act to produce something.

However, you, who do not believe in Buddhism, want to refuse, birth, prohibition of birth, concealing birth, or those of results.


18. However, in my case, I understand that the perfectly clear synthesized phenomena are talking to us the serene state relying upon the balanced autonomic nervous system and telling to us miscellaneous kinds of Reality.

Even though getting those kinds of informations means the getting very important informations,
But nowadays those informations seems to be opposing against the idea of the common tendencies today,
And so if we look at the problem on the basis of our a little conservative viewpoint,
Our rather inclusive viewpoint might be the Middle Way.


19. If the synthetic phenomena is not clear,
The system of the Universe can never be recognized at all.

Because of such situations, the real conditions haven't entered into the balanced autonomic nervous system,
And so the system of the Universe hasn't been recognized at all.


20. Because the autonomic nervous system hasn't become balanced,
If the whole world hasn't become balanced,
It is impossible for the appearance of Reality to exist at all, and for the disappearance of Reality to exist at all.

The idea that the philosophy of pain, the philosophy of accumulation, the philosophy of self-regulation, and the philosophy of morals,
Those four kinds of supreme Truths are not real,
Has been too much attached by their own ideas.


21. In the case that the synthetic universal phenomena are not clear,
How will it be possible for us to say where a serious pain will exist in future?

The facts for us to talk about serious pain do never continue for ever at all,
And so a concrete and severe pain is perfectly impossible for us to recognize subjectively in our brain as supposition at all.


22. The subjective idea, which we can consider in our brain, is just thought in our brain really now,
And so it is perfectly impossible for those kinds of subjective ideas to be collected together once more in our brain again as completely the same contents as the past facts at all.

Therefore it is perfectly impossible for the totally constructed contents of this world to be reconstracted completely again,
And the miscellaneous serene consistency, which has been born from the balanced autonomic nervous system,
Might be driven away perfectly very easily.


23. The state of self-regulation, which will be born from the balanced autonomic nervous system, can never be produced by our intellectual consideration at all.
Therefore, it can be seen that the realization of our self-regulation might be included in the severe pain actually.

Because of the reason that the subjective personal idea might be similar to a nest of discrepancies,
You, who do not believe in Buddhism, are making your efforts to drive back the self-regulated conditions, which has been born from the balanced condition of the autonomic nervous system, thoroughly.


24. Because subjective and personal ideas are usually belonging to the moral problems actually,
And so when we suppose a problem intellectually only in the brain,
It is impossible for the problem to be seen because of only relying upon supposition.

However, fortunately the problems are related with the problem of morals,
And so it is possible for us to know the problems as concrete and real problems relating with our own opinion.


25. In such situations so severe pain always has been accumulated as big as a mountain,
And so it is perfectly impossible for us to have the situations of self-regulation as a object of our recognision.

However, Morals have already left from the problems of severe pain and self-regulations,
And so it is generally impossible for Morals to meet with severe pain or problem of self-regulation even in future at all.


26. Receiving the influences of the subjective idea, when knowledges are not perfect,
How is it possible for the problem to be included into Reality at all?

The perfect knowledge can never be possible to be in such a vague situations at all,
Therefore, subjective ideas are perfectly holded down under the perfectly fixed conditions.


27. When we have intuitively accepted the System of the Universe,
What has manifested itself in front of us, is just the Reality itself.

In such a situation, we should never permit us to be mingled with something like knowledge at all,
And even though it is not necessary to say about Philosophy of pain, Philosophy of accumulation, Philosophy of Self-Regulation, and Philosophy of Morals,
Following those four, in the case of four kinds of Results, the situations are the same as the four kinds of True Philosophies.


28. Even though what is something to be very difficult to understand exactly may be Result,
However, what might be something, which is called Result, can be what to say?

Relating what, which can be done practically, it might be possible for us to practice it cooperatively together,
But in the case of subjective ideas there might be no method other than the method to suppress them perfectly, at all.


29. About the real existence of Result, it is not clear that Result really exists, or not,
And if Result does not really exist, it is never possible for the four Results, that is,
Srita-apanna, Sakrd-agamin, Anagamin, and Arhat, to exist really.

If the Buddhist Sangha does not exist, the concrete organization can not exist,
And so it is impossible for the eight kinds of officers, and other personal members can not really exist.


30. If we do not get rid of the wrong idea that what is called the miscellaneous supreme Truth does not exist really,
It is completely impossible for us to recognize the Real Universal System actually.

If it were true that the personality called Buddha did not exist in the Universe, and did not exist in the Buddhist Sangha really,
Where shall it be possible for us to expect finding such a personality even in future at all?


31. Even though your state of power hasn't arrive at the stage of getting the system of Buddhist philosophy,
You are liking to attach to the image of Gautama Buddha, which you have selected by your own preference.

Even though you have not arrived at the stage of knowing Gautama Buddha's personality well,
You have attached to your own Buddhism preferably.


32. Even in a case of person, who hasn't become to the same state as Gautama Buddha's personality yet,
It is possible for him actually to experience the same state as Gautama Buddha,
Relying upon keeping the same state of balanced autonomic nervous system as Gautama Buddha himself really.

If people, who are sincerely diligent to pursue the Truth of Buddhism, will arrive at the same
level as people, who have been trained in their Buddhist training,
Those people will awake up to the true situation of Buddhist Philosophy actually.


33. Both the Rule of the Universe and what is the reverse to the Rule of the Universe,
Are perfectly different from what Human Beings can produce even in future at all.

How is it possible for the Act, which has been done already, to belong to the unbalanced state actually?
Because it is completely impossible for any subjective idea to be able to produce any kinds of something real at all.


34. If there were any case that it is impossible for you to find both the Universal System and what is different from the Universal System,
It has come from the fact that You, Human Beings, can never recognize what is called Result at all.

If it is true that you do not have the two criteria, which can teach you what is the criterion to teach you the Universal System and the other, which can teach you what is the criterion different from the Universal System,
It might be perfectly impossible for you to recognize Result at all.


35. When both the criterion, which is called the Universal System, and the different criterion, which is called different from the Universal System,
Are prepared together,
Then the two kinds of different criteria can teach us the real existence of Result.

But both the criterion as the Universal System and the criterion as the different from the Universal Syatem,
Are producing together,
The Synthesized Phenomena,
And so it is perfectly impossible for the Result as the unbalanced situations of the two parts of the Autonomic Nervous System to be able to manifest themselves at all.


36. You, people, who do not believe in Buddhism,
Are going to stop all kinds of secular jobs and human daily life, which are cooperatively going on very peacefully.

You, who do not believe in Buddhism at all, are making your efforts to stop,
The very conspicuous synthetic phenomena, which is always going on without any kinds of stopping,
And you are going to stop also the serene state of the situations, which has been showing the stable conditions of the balanced autonomic nervous system.


37. In the case that there is no job, which has begun just recently at all,
There are actually maintained the job, which we can begin it at once as our obligations.

And at that time what we should do carefully to begin with, might not be to produce something directly,
But it might be sure that we should guard our autonomic nervous system surely balanced.


38. The problem that we will get some kind of authority to decide the share of our jobs, or to sit at the top position in the system of jobs,
But those kinds of miscellaneous problems might belong to future some times.

And ironically speaking, it might be common cases that hoping some kinds of peaceful situations,
It might be the common vulgar habits in the secular societies to sacrifice their own idea for the peaceful condition of human societies.


39. The problem whether belongs to the stage of accomplishment, or belong to the stage of inexpert case,
Might be also problems of pain, a problem of boundary line, or a problem of Action.

However, actually speaking, the situations, usually having avoided painful conditions, might be inevitably the case, that the autonomic nervous systems are balanced.


40. A person, who can clearly look at the conspicuous and synthetic existing world as the Real World,
Might be a person, who can look at the things and phenomena as the Real World actually.

To such a kind of person, pain and the synthetic Real World are perfectly as they are, and the self-regulations and morals are also perfectly as they are.

3 Comments:

Blogger Lauren said...

Nishijima-sensei

"are too much attracted by such a wrong idea" wakarimasen.

Can you explain a little more?

Regards,
-Lauren

4:38 AM, January 05, 2009  
Blogger B P Weaver said...

If I am addicted of entering into words such as yours when I already know the 'aha' of simplified essence and bliss, why do I keep returning to words such as yours?
It is as if I need to continually enter into the food of teachers (Dogen latest), with a hidden aspiration to be seen on the pedestal which I do not want but secretly do (as respected teacher and student)

7:40 AM, January 07, 2009  
Blogger Uku said...

Nishijima Roshi,

thank you for your efforts and your kind emails. I'm looking forward to meet you soon in the end of February, early March.

With palms together,
Markus

10:47 AM, January 11, 2009  

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