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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

[6] Examination of the Fusion between Exitement and the Exited (10 verses)

MMK (6) Examination of Fusion between Excitement and the Excited

1. Before leaving from Excitement,

The excited have been clearly included in the excitement,

Something concrete clearly exists as the excitement,

And in the excited the excitement might exist in front of us.

2. Because it is perfectly impossible for excitement to exists in the excited again,

How is it possible for everyone to know where the excitement can exist actually?

However, it is not clear whether excitement exists in the excitement itself, or in the

And so the real facts in front of us are going on naturally and smoothly.

3. Something, which is very enduring, will appear again,

And that does never explain the fusion between the excited and the excitement at all.

Because what is hopeful is the co-existence of the excitement and the excited,

The reason why the excitement and the excited might not be recognized with each other,
comes from the facts that the excitement and the exited are independent mutually.

4. All things and phenomena are not only one,

Therefore they have to exist at one place together.

Because they are being there separately, therefore they can exist there just now,

Where is it possible for them to live in future for ever?

5. Even at one time if the enduring existence can exist,

Then even the enduring world does not need any kind of enduring.

But the enduring existence exists in the separated situations,

The enduring world does not need even any endurance at all.

6. When enduring existence has been separated,

Then what are the two independent between the excitement and the excided?

Accomplished articles are existences, which are separated from each other one by one.

Enduring existences are things that and this, which are independent and concrete.

7. Things, which have been accomplished, are usually, each of them is independent and

Then in that case the excitement and the excited might belong to the oneness between
the excitement and the excited.

How is it possible for enduring existence to become the aim?

But now you are very diligent to become successful for you to rely upon Reality.

8. Things, which are separated one by one, are not called what has been accomplished.

Therefore, enduring existences are expected so strongly by you.

Enduring existence might be becoming successful in the aim,

And so you are expecting eagerly to become enduring one by one.

9. Being one by one is never be successful,

And so enduring existence does never mean accomplishment.

Being the better one might be the existence between the two,

Therefore actually you are so anxious to endure existence.

10. In this method, relying upon the excited, or being included by the excitement,

The real accomplishment is sometimes following situations, and sometimes it is
not following to the situations.

What is similar to the Excitement , seems to be the whole Universal Situations,

And so the accomplishment of the Universe is not so following to us sometimes, and
not so unsiutable for us sometimes.


Blogger skatemurai said...

Dear Roshi,

what you recommend to 19-years-old zazen practicioner? Should I don't take it too serious (reading much books about zen etc.)?

Thanks for your answers,


12:56 AM, September 02, 2009  
Blogger GUDO NISHIJIMA said...

Dear Ven. skatemurai San,

Thank you very much for your important question.

I think that it is not bad for a young boy to read books of Zazen.

Of course it might be almost nothing to read Buddhist books without practicing Zazen, but if a boy likes to read Buddhist books with practicing Zazen together, I think that his happiness through his life might be so enormous.

10:11 AM, September 02, 2009  
Blogger Rich said...

Dear Roshi,
Because of so much thinking and feeling, I have been suffering a lot lately. I sit 30 minutes in the morning and evening. Is there anything else I need to do? Or just accept it and continue to sit. Physically I am very healthy.


8:19 PM, September 02, 2009  
Blogger GUDO NISHIJIMA said...

Dear Ven. Rich San,

Thank you very much for your important question.

Fundamentally thinking, it is wrong for us to think or feel in Zazen, but it is necessary for us to stop thinking and feeling without fail. Zazen is sitting without thinking and feeling.

Therefore when we practice Zazen, we should know the method to stop thinking and feeling. And the methods for us to stop thinking and feeling exist in our efforts to keep our spine straight virtically.

When we are keeping our spine without streaching virtikally, it is perfectly impossible for us to stop thinking or feeling in Zazen. Therefore when we are practicing Zazen, it is vey important for us to keep the spine straight virtically. And actually speaking, if we streach our lower spine, backbones, and the neckbones straight virtically, it is impossible for us to think or feel anything during Zazen.

9:30 AM, September 03, 2009  
Blogger Rich said...

Dear Roshi,
Thank you for your direction. I will pay more attention to stretching my lower spine, backbones and neck straight vertically. I noticed while sitting on a seat at the counter of a restaurant with my back straight, everything seemed just right.


8:04 PM, September 03, 2009  
Blogger GUDO NISHIJIMA said...

Dear Ven. Rich San,

Thank you very much for your swift understanding. Zazen is never consideration or perception, but it ia just an Action to sit. Therefore the posture of zazen is very important. By keeping our spine straight virtically,we can stop our consideration and perception.

10:18 AM, September 04, 2009  
Blogger skatemurai said...

Dear Roshi,

so we too should let flow zazen into everything what we do, right? Then everything is on own place.

By the way, have you seen the movie Zen (2009)? It's about Master Dogen.

And don't you plan write some texts about life like Master Kodo Sawaki did? Texts that are very straight and at the same time easy to understand for ordinary people.


8:33 AM, September 05, 2009  
Blogger GUDO NISHIJIMA said...

Dear Ven. skatemurai San,

It is true that our states in Zazen are the crieria of the Universe, and so by practicing Zazen we can become the Emperor of the Universe.

I haven't seen the moovie Zen, because I am afraid that I will be disturbed by its commercial efforts.

I have become too much old, and so it is impossible for me to lose time for making the movie.

1:46 PM, September 06, 2009  

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