11 Burst results for "Bodey Dharma"

"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

Everyday Zen Podcast

04:51 min | 5 d ago

"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

"Once the great jau. Chew you might. That's chinese. you might know him as joshu. Once the grape jau chew was asked. What body dharma come from the west. That is what's the highest teaching of the buddha dharma. The one that may boaty dharma at an advanced age the risk of his own life traveled from india to china to share. Jiaozhou said the oaktree in the front garden didn't mean that vote is that body. Dharma was so compassionate. He came even for the sake of the tree. Did he mean a as woulda hardly doubt choose lips. It said flash light offering no concepts nothing secondary at all nothing to cling to build a comfy nest on his words come in under the radar presenting truth directly the oak tree in the front garden. That's it that's it a final point before we close. Did you know that in english. The words tree and troop tree and true words tree and true have the same etymological root same linguistic group tree. Untrue isn't that wonderful seed of insight is surely buried right there. How might we that. Is each one of us. Help it not just to grow but to flourish. Become all might be capable of so. We'll we'll stop here with the talk itself in a look forward to seeing the the might be any questions issues Stuff we might talk about her. Anybody might like to bring up to chris. I'll turn it over to you to officiate this. So thanks i i wanna say that you're dharma talk dumber talks like yours and yours make me want to stand up and cheer but it so thank you and and t- tears along the way of just the tears of truth. Thank you thank you really a pleasure to be with you. Flush you force me to really think about this giada. Take about what i wanted to say about her. So i'm grateful to you. Well there you go. it's mutual it always is and i and i did find Years ago someplace along the way the the common root of tree and true and hop and that buddha sits like a tree we sit like at so yes yes yes go go go trees and the whole world. I have some other thoughts. I had lots of other on it for a minute and see what others others want to say. So i think because there's yeah if you could raise like With deborah i can see with your hand up and others. I think some of us know how to do. The hand raised icon soul. Just there's a few pages on my screen. So i might miss you. If you see somebody. I don't see you could let us know that too but debra go for it please thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. I race That was a jam and the one thing that really struck me was that i'm going to not get it. Perfect but the teaching teaching is about creating the conditions for insight as you can't make people take on their lives. You can't make you know the world shift in a big teaching. But i love that creating the conditions for insight. That's really what capita was doing what you're doing. And hopefully that's what i'm doing by mentoring. My writing students you know. I think that's what all good teaching comes down to that you create a the context in which insight has the potential to arise. And come to the for the you know the front burner rather than sitting on the backman. So i think that's what it comes down to. I remember the. I'll just say one quick thing. I remember the image during the sheen with cap. Blow that it. There was this at at the end of this ashini the image of..

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"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

Everyday Zen Podcast

07:36 min | 2 months ago

"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

"Guy life in. The monastery routine is is put as he night air he because they wanna pan hutton back telling them they know third and where they're going and how they see me and think that crow is who does the mount. She must know the wake. Ask answer but tell you the truth. I have the vegas idea. How can i tell him which way to go. When i don't know which route i they're looking for you know is loveless. That where you're going to penn zan y you're going and what you want to do when you get there so i think sometimes right sometimes he's less and i say right straight i had because each one's got to find his own path and the lots he gets the sooner if a hanged without thinking twice offi go in the direction. How my finger as half the our kirk thank you naomi. You wonderful woman denied. Just wanna tell you a story from my own experience about old women in twenty fifteen. After the hidden lamp came out. I got an email in broken english from a woman named coren. Who said she was none at a monastery in the appenine mountains in italy. Choose inviting me to come and teach a hidden lamp retreat for a few days. I had never heard of the place son boji or of the founding teacher maestro tetsu gin sarah. I didn't know where this came from. Coren said they wanted to study women's teachings and they would fly me to italy. I said i didn't speak italian. But she said they would provide translator out problem. I looked up son. Boji online and i saw incredibly beautiful photos of cherry blossoms and a xango and buddhist statues and mountain views and i took a deep gulp and said yes. Florence couldn't come because she had other commitments that time Our dharma sister. Cynthia shrager was planning a trip to europe that summer already and she offered to come with me as my assistant so i said great and the bond the story said they'd be happy to put her up there to the place turned out to be a kind of italian shangri la with old stone farm buildings which they had converted into to serve as a kitchen and the Office in the dining room and sleeping quarters and and then there was a stunning zenda build. Traditional japanese style with black roof tiles in gawa- alba trimmings while there's not a lot of trimmings. That's what's nice about zen style architecture. But it was very perfect. Sin was like japan in the appenine mountains and And then. I was shown mike quarters which were the quarters for the guests. Visiting guests teacher. It was a large apartment. Attached to zenda with tatami. Floor madman matting all over the room and big casement windows opening onto incredible views of the mountains and there was a bowl of fresh cherries and there a little paper cranes sprinkled over the food. Time bad to welcome me. And and a big scroll of body dharma on the wall and i was completely overwhelmed and even a little frightened thinking it was so beautiful and magical is just like i walked into some dreamworld Who did they think i was. Could i do this. I miss just me. And then and they didn't know me. They thought i was said they must think i was somebody else. I had that feeling that the day before the retreat was to begin. Cynthia nine went for a walk to the neighboring village of puckett son. Now about a mile away. It was an old hill of mostly crumbling. Stone buildings one in four of the buildings was not falling apart and and had a percentage. I would say at the most and they did. So there were a few buildings that had geraniums in the window and looked cared for but it was kind of like a town in ruins with little spots of life in it. We wind up cobbled street and came upon the town square. A little town square with a fountain next to the church. And there's an old women there in a blue house. Dress had bright blue eyes in white hair and she was friendly but she didn't speak english. We didn't speak italian. I mean after. I said buongiorno. I'd kind of used up my vocabulary with but a friend of hers came along who did speak english. And and then cynthia. I asked if we could see the inside of the church and and they took us in and they said that there were no street services there anymore only. The church only had its service on occasion when the bishop would come to visit. They said they were both over. Ninety and We asked how many people lived in the village and they said fifty in in the winter eight age we just met twenty five percent of the population of the village with these two women. They seemed they were cheerful and friendly and carrying on so. It seem sad to me but they were. They were fine just going anyway. That was a kind of interesting encounter. And and then the retreat began and it went really well there Twenty-five italians a of young people including young men and they were all enthusiastically. Engaged with the cohen's and i had them doing skits acting out cohen's little skits in small groups and they just threw themselves into it wholeheartedly and I remember when they acted out. A cohen about Jobs papers sword where. She defends herself in against it. Possible assailant with making paper soared out a role that piece of paper anyway. They switched genders around in the acting and they.

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"body dharma" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

10% Happier with Dan Harris

10:45 min | 4 months ago

"body dharma" Discussed on 10% Happier with Dan Harris

"Early part of the twentieth century gives us some sense of like what people had to put up with in our community for decades and decades prior to this moment and so i think what i take from it is also like these people now in the united states six you know even seven generations and they have tried to stake a claim in the idea of like we belong and we are just as american as anybody else and to me. That's a powerful thing. When the media your own government the society in general sometimes tells you you don't belong. That was all very well said and i think incredibly useful and yeah. There's a way in which if you're not following this story because you don't have to because for example maybe you look like me and therefore have the privilege not to have to follow the story so closely it can seem like this is all coming out of the blue. Oh so the cororavirus hit into bunch of morons or blaming it on anybody who happens to be asian But no this. This goes back generations generations and so it's just incredibly useful to hear that perspective. I i want to get into so you have the historical perspective dunkin but also. You're a zen priest and so i'm curious how you have been able to absorb the horror of the last fourteen months through the lens of your training of your own mind. That's a great question. You know in our meditation practice. It's very easy for our mind to wander for our body to not be so upright lean left lean right fall asleep kinda slump over and what is our practice is to become upright again when we notice that and in our founders. You know because. I'm a zen buddhist priest. We look to body dharma a purported founder of our tradition of chano zen buddhism and there's in japan a phrase attributed to him knuckled. Ob elk seven times. You fall down eight times. You get back up and so. That's been our central kind of practice of meditation. Ready when you find your body's fallen off slumped over you kinda just make straight again when your mind has wandered you kind of get back upright with your mind again and this can be kind of thought of as a much broader practice that in our life things will happen on an individual basis a collective basis a community basis a national basis. Where we're knocked off track you know and we fall down but what is our practice. It's to get back up again and up become upright again and so to me like that's the power of our meditative. Traditions is that we have the ability and flexibility and resilience built into our practice that when we have hate come our way we can respond with something other than hate with loving kindness when we have these things that kind of really knock us off track. We have the resilience to get back up and sometimes we can't do it alone. This is i think one of the other main things about being in zimbabwe. This kind of community is that the buddha taught that songa matters right the community matters and that ultimately we experience things as particularize persons perhaps but we do it in community and in fact our ability sometimes get back up when we fall down is dependent on the power of our sanga coming together and some of the people that lend a helping hand and sometimes we have the recipients of somebody who had us a helping hand but either way we help each other. Get back up. And that's to me. The kind of perspective that i think are buddhist but also broader buddhist tradition has to offer us in terms of perspective as well as practices. Peer pressure has negative connotations. But in fact a lot of evidence contemporary history and then now modern science to show that people you spend your time with have a profound impact on your psychology and behavior and it can be really helpful. I do wanna swing back to something you said though which is so. Yes the sort of basic meditation practice of trying to focus on one thing. You could carry it away. Start again fall asleep up start again. Think about lunch. Wake up from that start again. That can over time train you in resiliency in the capacity to bounce back although you described bouncing back in the face of hate violence and hate speech and responding with loving kindness for the uninitiated is a buddhist term of art which essentially means like goodwill or friendliness. Is that too much to ask for most people to be able to respond to somebody burning down your place of worship or shouting. Go home to you on street or lighting you on fire shooting you in your place of work. Is it too much to ask to respond with goodwill great cushion the buddha todd. There's a famous about when somebody's shot in the chest with an arrow you know. There's a famous story of that person. Like inquiring about who shot at the nature of the person who shot it all these things and not taking the rollout and the buddha's point was just take the arrow out and so to me. Buddhism is a very practical religion. And so we. I deal with taking daryl out. Our religion is about alleviating suffering. You know what i mean. The bottom line. We have many different than alleviating. Suffering is are things that we have in common. We try not to do things that are going to add to it so first alleviated but in the end we do not want to get shot by morals and we do need to kind of look at causes and conditions so we do need to figure out ways to get out and the buddha todd when you are faced with. Hey you need to respond with love because that is actually the true or deeper real healing. That happens when you do it that way but is it harder. Definitely you know. There's a buddhist joke or at least samba's joke we have these mug that read Don't just do something sit there. it's the opposite of. Don't just sit there do something. And so sometimes the best thing to do is just to sit quietly and become still and other times. We respond in proactive ways. Other times we bring our buddhist practice and feelings and our morality and our virtues to bear on our actions because ultimately i feel like we know that true healing and true repair of wounds and suffering can only come from that place and so maybe that's not the first step you take. Maybe it's the tense up you take but we need to take it some point kensington. I wanna talk about your writings soon. But before we do that. I know you two are buddhist practitioner. And i'm just curious How has your practice or has your practice at all been useful to you in this difficult period. Yeah i'm elated. Is tuesday influenced by many different traditions. And i think that the spiritual friendships. I've experienced cultivated been really blessed with over the years from put of many different backgrounds. I've been really leaning into during this time and certainly chanting at home. And sometimes some quiet. Meditation but i think like many people i really miss being able to be in physical spaces surrounded by other people and it's been a joy actually end a solace to just be with a lot of buddhists of different backgrounds not just asian american but all different backgrounds. There's a relief in knowing. Sometimes that when we're hurting together we can come together and we can join our voices together or join our minds in a sort of shared intention to both. See the kinds of hurt that we're going through and then find ways to settle rate saddle after we've been stirred up and then from that please of kind of you know. We talk about some vegan poseidon buddhism. Some blake at the kinds of stirring that shock. Sometimes that happens to us but then there's this possibility we know him but some facade kind of calm a kind of settled nece and i think that not as a complacent place where we get to hang up forever and besides it's on permanent that will pass to you but from that please when we're joined in the power of community. Where do we go from there. And that perhaps even more than any individual practice that i do that reminder that in these isolating times i'm not alone there are people who care and that we're actually protected by many forces and by the goodwill actually of many people. That's given me a lot of hope. There are a lotta strands to what you just said. But one that sticks out to me in particular. Is that being. Settled and quiet does not equal passivity resignation etc. Absolutely not i think. Sometimes that's just what we need to do. You know if we talk about alleviating suffering remembering ourselves as well is very important. And sometimes when we get so riled up rumor so burning in the fires of anger or grief just taking a moment and noticing while this really hurts and this hurts me. And i'd like to be in this state anymore. How do i shift from the state for me. I'm not always strong enough to shift myself out of that. Stay in that zone. I need to reach out for help and reach out to my but his community speaking of the buddhist community you've written a book about the asian american buddhists community..

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"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

Everyday Zen Podcast

04:53 min | 6 months ago

"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

"Stand up is to support ourselves and each other in our commitment and passion for the work we protect and respect each other's work and the space that contains it and sustains it we do whatever is needed for the community and we learn the forms and protocols to support our practiced together as an artists colony. There's no need for comparisons among us no need for competition rather lots of encouragement open hearted attention and respect in support for the community in which we are supported for the work which requires unwavering commitment and passion in that talk talk number eighteen five. The supreme way is not difficult. Just refuse to have preferences. It's from the xinjiang. Ming which is translated in faith in mind. It's a long poem and is credited to sunk thanh the third ancestor which would make him. Budi dharma's dharma grandson. He lived in the sixth century and received dharma transmission from car. Car was bullied. Armas successor and waco was the one that body dharma said. You have my merrill in story. I told a couple of days ago so he received dharma transmission from quaker during a period of political persecution of buddhism and buddhists big time and he was forced to live in hiding later on when things eased up. He was visited by the young monk. Dow shin who asked son on this question. I ask for the masters compassion. Please tell me of the gate of emancipation suntan replied who has bound you. Though she said no one has bound me suntan said then. Why are you seeking mental patient from this conversation. Dow shing awakened at age. Fourteen and because exceed became son. Tons air. dow sion's was homerun. The teacher of where none are woodcutter poet from the south the more famous use of the saying from the shenzhen ming translated. The ultimate way is without difficulty. Just avoid picking and choosing. It's by the eighth and ninth century. Jouko and this is from cohen number. Two of the heke gun roku blue cliff record in this conversation jouko after quoting that line about not picking or choosing has some back and forth with a monk conversation and then says further. This old monk does not abide within clarity by which he seems to be saying. Do not take a fixed position whereas duggan says without holding onto previous views. So it's not that anyone has a problem with clarity or even views. It is the holding on the attachment taking a fixed position and holding to it that blinds us to the depth and the breadth of our lives for me. There's a theme a human theme that emerges and flows through.

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"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

Everyday Zen Podcast

07:19 min | 6 months ago

"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

"As always. I'm very happy to be here with you tonight. I'm going to tackle gauguin's On buddha nature or boo show and this can be found in the two volume. Set 'cause tunnel hockey translated with lebed and others called the treasury of the true dharma. I also be found translated in the fourth volume. The show again. So and in a translation done by carl. Beal felt for the soto shu or the governing body of sodas in japan. The footnotes wwl fell go. Forty seven pages. Long severi long festival. That really should take at least three weeks to lecture on. I'm not gonna take you all the contrived things Doug indebtedness fantastical. I remember ten years ago when a student asked. Norman if duggan was raving this talk basically if i can even say that dog and is making a point here over and over again in many ways that we commonly understand is all beings have buddha nature. He saying no. All beings are buddha nature. All our is the essence of his teaching. Here we still today here from teachers and scriptures that all beings have buddha nature but by positing that all our he is being completely non. Dualistic nature is not some separate thing. It's not some separate thing. Yell straits this by using various famous dialogues and dissecting them in a new way as we shall see in my mind. There is a parallel thread reading about dunk. Sean and the question of do nonsense. beams teach dharma national teacher. We chung an eighth century. China went said the mind of the ancient buddhist is wall tile and rubble that these nonsense things also expound the dharma constantly and completely this was a very big question often debated in the tang dynasty period in china. Duggan would say that all are but nature he gets there by saying that since essentially beings perceived things and are one with them hence the expound. The dharma doing sean was the founder of what became the of school of zen arlene. Edge is beginning of our China's just as doggone was beginning of our lineage. In japan young sean stayed with non. Sean sean and finally union still going to be referencing the gardena the fifth patriarch hogan almgren. The six patriarch name. Jau joe nonchalance we shot in it. Gauguin spends a lot of time telling us what buddha nature is not examines many quotations from the ancestors in his idiosyncratic way of turning everything on its head he starts out. Examining a quote of shock. You moonies and then they're gonna sutra. Beings have buddha nature all buddha nature the talking to or buddha nature is continuously abiding and not subject to change duggan tunes into all beings are the buddha nature. Living beings are also called sentient beings various beings of various kinds the all our is none other than senate beings and living beings this all our nature. One form of all beings ascension beings at this very moment the inside and outside of sentient beings are the all our of buddha nature. The inside and outside of sentient beings are the all our nature. This understanding is not only the skin flesh bones and merrill of a person to person transmission. But you have attained my skin less loans. In merrill this is a reference to the story a body dharma transmission to week but it's also reference to each of his four disciples very significantly one of them which was a woman the none song dobbins defining all parts that statement each word each phrase and showing them all three words as a poor substitute the real experience of buddha nature. Words as we know can only generally point the way but are wholly inadequate to the task would nature is the ultimate nature of all things it is intrinsic in. All of us is intrinsic. Lighten meant it is called hunt. Show is a true self without the conditioning and attachments. The duality of who we are versus who we want to be. We are already complete. There's nothing broken fix. In fans lecturer nature she recalls a six and sister cleaning teaching in the platform suture. The wisdom of enlightenment is inherent in. Everyone of us is because of the delusion under which are mind works that we failed to realize ourselves. You should know that so far as buddha. Nature is concerned. There's no difference between an enlightened person at an ignorant one. what makes the difference that one realizes it. And other is. I'd like to bring in suzuki rocha now. This is not always so age. Fifty eighth ordinary mind. Buddha buddha in it's true sense is not different from ordinary mind and ordinary mind is not something apart from what is holy. This is a complete understanding of ourselves when we practices and this understanding.

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"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

Everyday Zen Podcast

12:28 min | 8 months ago

"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

"And thank you norman for inviting us to talk to our saga this month as a novice priest one of the points of training is to be able to put some coherent thoughts together from the heart. So i'm going to attempt to do that this evening. Based on bodey dharma's sermon called the outline of practice and that's in red pines Translation of the zen teaching of bodey dorma disclaimer. I as a novice priests. This is not a dharma talk but instead a book report take very lightly anything you hear from me this evening. Beware of stretched and tortured interpretations tall tales and projections of the mind. When i first read this sermon. I was immediately entrance. Bodey dharma has been a very intriguing ancestral character to me. And you can see in this picture. Perhaps why the iconic depiction of his big bulging eyes and for an ophthalmologist like me. This is an instant connection is wide open by dint of his devotion. If not by his own hands if you believe the story that he tore off his eyelids so that he could sit more steadfastly facing the wall for his nine years of sitting practice. I mean if i were as doctor i would be very mad at this. I would insist on repairing it as an type of devotion. I revel in those bug eyes even at the peril of exposure care top. The this crazy action of devotional self mutilation which should in fact cause blindness. Paradoxically lead to clarity of vision and insight. But i digress. Bodey dharma was born around the middle of the fifth century. C e in kaci the capital of the southern indian kingdom of poltava. Perhaps the most precocious of three brothers. He seemed to have an early understanding the emptiness teachings even as a young man. when bodey dharma's teacher project tara what among things is formless. Budi dharma is reported to have said non origination is formless project then asked what amongst things is greatest and bodey dorma said. The nature of reality is greatest. I mean that's that blows my mind. The ability to capture and so succinctly described one of the pillars of mahayana buddhism. At an early age is quite noteworthy in his outline of practice sermon. We'll see references to too. Great mehanna works the lotus sutra and the diamond sutra. He is perhaps the best known of the monks who brought the teachings of the buddha from india to china legend has it that bodey dharma brought t to china. That's in addition to being patriarch. First zen lineages and for kung fu during his time china was undergoing a period of strife and division into a series of northern and southern dynasties. The more military minded northerners emphasized meditation while the more intellectual southerners preferred philosophical discussion and the intuitive grasp of principles. Bodey dharma arrived in southern china later in his life and was invited to the capital for an audience with emperor wu. It was during this meeting that the emperor asked about the merit of religion and bodey dharma responded with his understanding. You might be familiar with case to in the book of serenity. Emperor wu of leong asked great teacher. Bodhi dharma what is the highest meaning of the noble truths. Bodey dharma said empty. There is no noble truth. The emperor said who are you facing me. Mody dharma said don't know the emperor didn't understand bodey dharma subsequently crossed. The young say river came to shaolin and faced a wall for nine years. It was this crossing that bodey dharma was said to have made on a hollow reed and you can see again in the picture. There's a hollow reed that he's standing on another Mythic a proportion to Bodey dorma though thomas clear. Cleary bursts are mythic bubble when he explains that the word for read refers to small boat shaped like read and his not actually a small hollow reed itself dogan speaks of boaty dharma's devotion in the yukon zangari need. I am the buddha who possessed of inborn knowledge or body dharma's transmission of the mind. Seal the fame of his nine years of wall sill. Sitting is celebrated to this day when i read or chant that i asked myself what the heck is a mind seal anyway. It's certainly nothing that can be rubber-stamped or even given from one person to another in an envelope and. I don't think it means teachings philosophies concepts or even an understanding i think to really get to it is to reflect on what body armor responded to emperor wu and to what he responded to his teacher progeny. Tara it sounds like noun this mind seal but i think it is a non noun something beyond an object or a feeling or a gift to me. It's his response. It's empty. there is no noble truth. And the don't know that's the mind seal. I think that he transmits to us using just a few words and yet incredibly expansive and penetrating. This cohen seems very familiar to me and brings to mind the story of standing on one foot. A seeker once approached hill. A great sage and wanted to know the entire teachings of the torah while he the seeker stood on one foot hill. Obliged and said what is hateful to you. Do not do to your neighbor. That's the whole torah. the rest is explication. Go and study it or as duggan would say examine. This thoroughly. basically hill is saying what you do to your neighbor. You are doing to yourself and really. There is no self no own being. It's all empty hill. L. is transmitting the mind. Seila the divine. I think in a similar way that bodey dharma is transmitting. The mind seal of boundless nece bodey dharma later bequeathed his skin flesh bones and marrow to his four disciples dow food daoyu conjure and week.'. It was two weekday that he gave a copy of the lock of tara sutra and purportedly told him that everything he needed to know was in that book. I really love this sutra. It emphasizes that what we perceive as being real is nothing but the perceptions of our own mind and that the knowledge of this is something that must be realized inexperienced for oneself and cannot be expressed in words in other words a mind. Seal the sermon. On the outline of practice from red pines translation of zen teaching of bodey. Dharma begins many roads lead to the path but basically there are only two reason and practice to enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion those who who turned from delusion back to reality who meditate on walls the absence of self and other the oneness of mortal and sage and who remain unmoved even by scriptures are incomplete and spoken agreement with reason without moving without effort they enter. We say by reason. He says the many roads that lead to the path. He doesn't mention a destination an attainment or enlightenment experience like getting hit on the head with his stick a fist or frying pan but rather to pragmatic methods to get to the path. A lifelong path reason and practice reason he says requires instruction presumably by a teacher that brings us to the path this way of life of ours more than view of life an entire immersion of body heart and mind through upright while sitting.

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"body dharma" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

04:42 min | 9 months ago

"body dharma" Discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime

"If now we turn our attention to cynicism. We shall find that it emphasizes. The teachings of taoism zen is a name derived from the sanskrit word deonna which signifies meditation it claims that through consecrated. Meditation may be attained supreme self realization. Meditation is one of the six ways through which buddha hood may be reached and the seine sectarian affirm that sock yemeni laid special stress on this method in his later teachings handing down the rules to his chief disciple kashyap pa according to their tradition. Kashyap the. I said patriarch imparted. The secret to a nanda. Who in turn passed it on to successive patriarchs until it reached body. Dharma the twenty eighth bodey. Dharma came to northern china in the early half of the sixth century and was the first patriarch of chinese sen. There is much uncertainty about the history of these patriarchs and their doctrines in its philosophical aspect. Early zen ism seems to have affinity on one hand to the indian negativism of nagarjuna and on the other to the neon philosophy formulated by sandra car. The first teaching of sen as we know it at the present day must be attributed to the six chinese patriarch yen now six thirty seven to seven thirteen founder of southern san so called the fact of its predominance in southern china. He is closely followed by the great bosh. Ou- who died and seven eighty eight and who made absent a living influence in celestial life. Here cujo seven nineteen to eight fourteen. The pupil of bosch ow. I instituted the zen monastery and established a ritual and regulations for its government in the discussions of the end school. After the time of bosch show we find the play of the young seek young mind causing an accession of native modes of thought in contrast to the former indian idealism whatever. Sectarian pride may assert to the contrary one cannot help being impressed by the similarity of southern san to the teachings of loud sir. And the taoist conversationalist and the dow day djing we already find allusions to the importance of self concentration and the need of properly regulating the breath. Essential points in the practice of zen meditation. Some of the best commentaries on the book of loud sir have been written by scholars. Zana's mike taoism is the worship of relativity. One master defines then as the art of feeling the polar star in the southern sky. Truth can be reached. Only through the comprehension of opposites again. Sen ism mike. Taoism is a strong advocate of individualism. Nothing is real except that which concerns the working of our own minds yet now. The sixth patriarch once saw two monks watching the flag of a pagoda. Fluttering in the wind one said it is the wind that moves the other said it is the flag that moves but yeah explain to them that the real movement was neither of the wind nor the flag.

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"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

Everyday Zen Podcast

16:51 min | 1 year ago

"body dharma" Discussed on Everyday Zen Podcast

"Life has always been real. It was real in China. In the dynasty it was real in America in the eighteen ninety S. It's real now because in the middle of everything Dharma Kaya has always been shining through the world would not be here. Otherwise also in the silence. Maybe you have the feeling as I do that. We're not sitting alone. Everyone is here with you. These days some people are sitting together on zoom which is great and we sit together on Zoom Wednesday nights which is very special. But when you're sitting even when you're the only one in the room and the computer is off you are not sitting on. That is not possible. There's no way that you could sit alone. So you inman is issuing also beautiful invitation. Please sit he's saying and sit deeply conceive of yourself every time you sit down as abandoning yourself completely everything else in just sitting and then when you get up from sitting doing the same thing in seeing and hearing and feeling in tasting and touching in finding Dr MCI in all of that and noticing when you feel it in of course then letting go of it and going on to the next Monday moment so during these days maybe we have a better opportunity than usual to practice cooking a meal and eating a meal cleaning the floor to practice listening and seeing and being quiet. I hope so. This is a marvelous way to help the whole world. Now I'll give you some of those comments with my sub commentary. One starts out by saying this is indeed hard to understand even if you reach it. Before the first indications are distinct. This is already the secondary and if you understand after the first indications arise then you fall into the tertiary even worse if you go to the words and phrases to discern the meaning. You will search without ever being able to find it here. He won re reminding US Zen teachers always do. Please don't make something out of this teaching when you start to get it and notice it and experience it right away. You'RE GONNA make it into a thing and ideology Zen trip in the soon as you do that. Confusion reigns all over again. Then teaching is actually not that amazing and not that unusual. It's pretty simple. There's not really too much to it like anything else. Though then. Teaching can be occasions for attachment and suffering when you think you understand them so don't understand them never understand keep trying to understand but please don't think you understand in fact that's how you know you're really off when you think you're starting to get the hang of this. You know ask yourself again. What's going on here. He then says but ultimately. What do you take as the body of reality those who are ad adept immediately? Get up and go as soon as they hear it raised if on the other hand you linger in thought and hold back your potential. You should listen humbly to this treatment. So this is our practice really. This is the main thing you get up and go moment by moment you get up and go because that moment is gone and the new challenges arisen so appreciate what's going on good or bad sometimes what's going on is not so great right. Yeah that's right it's true. This is not good appreciate it? Don't get stuck on to the next moment really. The practice that we're doing is just being ready to live right now as it is then you want tells us a little story real a real thin story. Senior fool of Taiwan was originally a lecturer one day when he went up to a seat to lecture he spoke of the body of reality and he said vertically it reaches through the three times and horizontally it extends through the ten directions and that was his learned disquisition on the body of reality there was a traveller it says monk in the audience who laughed when he heard this and got down from his seat and went over to this monk and says what was what was wrong with that explained so. I can understand so he was admirably humble and willing to hear something you never heard before so the John. Person said to the lecturer lecturer. You only lecture on that which pertains to the extent of the body of reality. But you don't really see the body of reality. In other words you're good at describing the body of reality but you don't seem to really live the body reality so. I said well what what what would I what should I do in the John? Monk said stop lecturing. Sit in a quiet room and find out for yourself. So lecturer food did this and he said quietly all night long. Suddenly he heard them hitting the bell for the Fifth Watch in at that. He was greatly awakened so he went and knocked on then guys door and he said. I got it and the guy said we'll say something so I can see and food. Said from today onward. I'll no longer twist these nostrils born of my parents. So this is many versions of this more or less same story. A lecturer WHO's an expert on Buddhists thought is a boob when it comes to really living the implications of Buddhist thought so then he encounters John Person who says to him in so many words various ways shut up and sits Isan or drop all this and then one way or the other. The lecturer does in this case in the middle of the night. Here's the beyond sound in the sound. When he says from today I will no longer twist the nostrils born of my parents. He means I will no longer be so fixated on who I think I am and what I think is right and good and how. I'm an expert on the Buddhist teachings. I will not go on that way anymore. I'll just try to live with my whole body open to the Golden Wind. I'll try to live not so much caught anymore by my received ideas and desires and this little aside where we live. Oddly every once in a while you hear the bell at Green Gulch just like it was standing next to it somehow. The wind is a certain way or something. Oddly doesn't happen very often but you hear the bell and when I hear the sound of that bell time this appears because for so many years you know I heard that bell all the time and when I hear the sound of that bell. I'm back in time and I'm in no time so. This story appeals to me then a little later skipping a bit of the commentary a little later on in the commentary you want was as Inman said sixty not take it in some say in this case just like I said a little earlier. This is just the sixth sense organs. The sixth sense objects six consciousnesses. These six all arise from the body of reality so the six faculties cannot take it in intellectual interpretation such as this though are irrelevant moreover they dragged down union. If you want to see then see. There's no place for your attempts to rationalize. Haven't you seen how it says in the scripture? This truth is not something that calculating thought and discrimination can understand so I always bristle a little you know when Zen teacher say. Intellectual Interpretations are irrelevant. I don't disagree with them. But when they say stuff like that it makes in sound like an anti intellectual tradition. And if you're interested in words or thoughts you should be ashamed of yourself it is shameful. Zen to be. You have to apologize if you have that bent. But it's so funny because then has a volume Innis literature huge literature full of Zen philosophy and commentaries sub commentaries. Just like we're giving tonight so even though they say this. It's obvious that is not against thinking. Thinking is a great pleasure. It is a great privilege to be a thinking animal in the way that we are to me. Thinking is almost as good as seeing and hearing but maybe it does have a problem. Because it's a little seductive. It's maybe more seductive than seeing and hearing because we don't identify with what we see in here we let it come and let it go more easily. But with our thinking we get caught and we identify with it and we make a mess of things so really. They're not complaining about thinking per se and we would like to be able to think creatively freely openly and that gets stuck in thinking the way we sometimes do. Maybe a little stuck. Yeah a little stuck. Maybe okay but not too much stuck so I think it is actually an advantage to know something about Buddhism. That's why we have a seminar and not just sitting be mid or maybe they have just sitting but we have a seminar because I think it helps to know a little something about Buddhist but not too much. So here's the concluding poem by Suazo and this is a slightly. This is also clearly translation. But it's a little bit different than in the blue cliff record text. Here's the poem one. Two three four five six. Even the founder of Zen couldn't count up he claimed to have imparted it to a successor at Shaolin then rolled up his robe and said he'd return to India but India's vast. There's nowhere to search last night. You came back to lodge on this peak so right the six not take it in sixteen or the two hundred and sixty or the two hundred and sixty billion no number is high enough nothing can contain it and nothing can contain you your life your death. It's beyond everything and yet it's always all of it right here in your thinking and feeling but it's fastnesses so utterly beyond everything even body. Dharma are legendary founder. Can't count that High Zan Lineage. China's begun when Budhi Dharma passed on the teaching two disciples. But what is there to pass on? Really? There's nothing to send teaching. Nothing does in practice. There really is nothing to it. So what is there to teach? What is there to pass on? And yet as you've been experiencing just now my mouth is flapping quite a lot. I'm talking and I am. We are passing on the teaching. So when we talk and we pass on the teaching. Let's know what we're doing and not get caught. They say that body Dharma went back to India from China but India so vast. Where could you find him or me? Where could you ever find me or you? Who's ever going to find? You found you are completely hidden and unfirable and yet there you are. I see on the screen right here. Sitting on your seat in Your Room. And so is voting. Armagh an everyone you ever.

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"body dharma" Discussed on Secular Buddhism

Secular Buddhism

15:38 min | 1 year ago

"body dharma" Discussed on Secular Buddhism

"Noah Rochetta and today I'm going to talk about endings and beginnings keep in mind. You don't need to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist you can use this to learn to be a better whatever you already are. Let's start out by talking about the Zenko on shared in the last podcast episode. This was the Cohen called no water. No Moon as a reminder. This is how the Cohen goes. When the non CI Jonah studied Zen under buco of Anguka? She was unable to attain the fruits of meditation for a long time at last one. Moonlit night she who's carrying water in an old pale bound with bamboo. The bamboo broke and the bottom fell out of the Pale. And at that moment Tsiana was set free in commemoration. She wrote a poem in in this way and that I tried to save the old Pale since the bamboo strip was weakening and about to break until at last the bottom fell out no more water in the Pale. No more moon in the water. This is another fun co on that. I like to visualize what this experience was like for. Chee Yun she you know the none body Dharma who is the first uh Patriarca of Zan kind of considered to be the founder of Zan and China is purported to have said. The ZAN is a special teaching outside outside of the scriptures beyond words beyond letters pointing to the mind seeing directly into one's true nature and to me this Cohen. Like all the other Cohen's seems to be an invitation to look in it's something beyond words beyond The letters you you would find in teachings in trying to get us to learn something about ourselves My initial attraction to Buddhism fell along these lines of something looking some somewhat of the transition of looking outside of ourselves for something to looking inside. And if you'll recall I think I've mentioned it in a podcast episode before that You know up until I had encountered Buddhism as a as as an ideology or as a way of thinking it seemed like most of the major ideologies had answers to life's big questions. It's like you you WanNa know who you are. Why you're here? What happens when you die? You know big big questions. All you have to do is entertain the answers that they have to those questions and then decide if that makes sense to you or not and what I loved about. Buddhism is that it didn't have answers to those questions in fact it kind of turn the tables in essentially asked me back who wants to know or or why do you want to know and that was a a radical shift. It was rather than having the answer. It was presenting me with another question of well. WHY DO I? Why do I feel the need to know these things because that answer might be more important or more skillful to know than the answer that I thought that I wanted which is will what happens when died or why do you feel the need to know once I get answer that? Why do I feel the need to now? I might realize that the answer to the original question is irrelevant. Enter no longer necessary and that way of thinking was fascinating to me and I think that's what we encounter with these coins and with what we Get in this Answer or in this this quote that we have a body Dharma where he's saying that Zan is something that is the teaching that's outside of beyond words and letters in its pointing to the mind and that's what this co on again Is trying to to to get from us so with that you know keep in mind is Cohen's are going to be interpreted differently by different people based on who you lar- what you've gone through in your life what you may be going through now what beliefs you may have or beliefs. You don't have and so many other variables and that's art of what what makes these Cohen's so fun to work with knowing that the Cohen has for you and what you extract out of it and what it means to you is totally totally unique. So keep that in mind when I share my thoughts or other people's thoughts or commentaries on a co on. It doesn't have to make any sense to you. You might say no. That's not at all what I got out of this and you would be correct. Your way of making sense of this is the only one that matters because because it's this is for you. It's an invitation to look inward and just as Bodhi Dharma said. This goes beyond words and letters This this goes goes to the nature of one's own true mind which is yours only you can look into your own mind okay. So having said that I think inc for me in some ways The concept of the Pale is a reminder of Mike conditioned mind always reflecting so there there you have the Pale and it's full of water. Doing what Pale does right. The pill was meant to hold water as it holds water. It reflects the moon. And that's what happened. And on that specific evening it was reflecting the moon. And when I see the moon I'm seeing the mental reflection I have of the moon. I just like I do when I see people just like the Pale is reflecting the moon when I look at another person. I'm actually seeing the reflection that my mind has made of that person person in other words. I'm seeing how I see that person more than actually seeing that person might sound a little stranger weird but I'll give you an example of what this is like. So there's a funny name I saw on The Internet about a rhino now and the Rhino was painting a landscape and all of the renditions of the various landscapes like the mountains. The trees the the painting different landscapes all of them have a one prominent like peak right in the middle. which is the Rhino's Horn so if you visualize this imagine a rhino looking off into the landscape and whatever landscape there painting? There's a horn in the middle of it. Will obviously we see this and we say that's the rhinos own horn win but the rhino doesn't see it that way. That horn is literally in every landscape. Everywhere looks there it is to me. That's what what I'm trying to get at with this concept of the reflection it's that When I see reality I am trying to discern what part of the picture of reality is my own horn? You know what part of the picture is not really the picture it's me it's how I'm seen and when I understand on that then that that makes me start to wonder you know. Can I even get rid of the horn the horns that paint my picture of reality. Can we get rid of those just like water There will always be in the water the reflection of whatever is there whatever is there can it can be anything but the reflection will always mimic. What's really there and I think it's it's similar with my conditioned thoughts my conditioned addition? Mind that I have causes me to see the world a certain way and it doesn't matter what I'm seeing out in the world or in reality it's going to be in. My mind is somewhat a reflection of that so it makes me wonder well. Can I get rid of the condition thoughts that I have well l. just like the Rhino can't really eliminate the horn from his view I'm not sure that we can entirely rid ourselves of our condition. Mind because that's the the nature of what a mind is right a mind hold. Thoughts thoughts are conditioned. And how do you escape that. Well in the case of the pail you don't until the Pale broke to me. That's one of the important parts of the story is that there's Chino trying to figure out what the fruits of her meditative practice should be and then her moment of realization as well when there's no no pale holding water. There's no reflection collection of of the men in the water and it was something that may seem so simple like there's no there's no water there's no men and it's like well when nine nine if when I'm trying to experience let's just call it enlightenment. It's like well when there's no me. There's no enlightenment because enlightenment is a concept it's an idea that's one way to think about this to me is a fun way to think about it But I want to share a couple of thoughts that I thought were pretty cool from people who commented in our patron group in our patriarch community. So I'M GONNA share or a few these because I think they're good. One of them comes from Bernadette who says so many of the Cohen's seem to be about our perception of reality Eh versus what reality actually is and only when the nuns perception is broken. Is She truly free to see an accept things as they are and I love that image. I can just imagine Gino looking down into that Pale. Seeing the moon in the water the moment the Pail The brakes and the water's gone. She can't see the reflection there. She probably looked up and looked at the moon in the out there. It is the actual moon not the reflection and that to me is what Bernadette is kind of pointing out here that you know. The the difference between reality Our perception of reality being the reflection and what reality actually is looking up and seeing in the moon and to be free to see things as they are required the Pale to break. I like that. David shared his thoughts. He said the non is attached to the Pale which is preventing her from looking up to the men she has to look down not to spill the water in can only see the moon in the reflection election She is so attached to it the she refuses to accept impermanent nature fixing it as long as she can as the Pale breaks down as she stops CBS clinging to it and accept its impairment. It's impairment nature. Oh impermanent nature. She can see things as they truly are in this case looking up to the moon rather than reflection so similar thought as Internet was sharing but he he mentioned the the idea of attachment to the Pale which is kind of the fun thing to to visualize there too like. I haven't thought about that but to effectively carry that Pale onto not spill it especially if the water was close to the top. Yes yes you would be looking down at the Pale right like when I carry a cop for something full of liquid that's full. I'm definitely looking at it when I carry period to make sure I'm not spilling at and I can see that in this description David sharing and to have that spill on you. Then you don't get the reflection anymore. You just get the real thing and then Nancy shared this she said to me. This is a reminder of how we experience our world is often influenced by what we carry in our mind our bucket in Inform of past experiences beliefs. Once we are aware of this and can empty The bucket we we find space for a clear view of the experience. So those are all fun. Fun Takes on on this Cohen and And I wanted to share mine in which I did but again with all these Cohen's the point is what did you get from the story. What did it mean for you? And that's those are the thoughts. What's he wanted to share in that one? So now jumping into the topic of the podcast episode endings and beginnings. I thought it would be appropriate as we're approaching the end of another year and the beginning of a New Year This will likely be the last podcast episode of the year and then next year or yeah the next episode will. It'll be a whole new year so I thought I would be fun to talk about the concept of endings and beginnings from a Buddhist perspective..

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"body dharma" Discussed on Secular Buddhism

Secular Buddhism

13:57 min | 2 years ago

"body dharma" Discussed on Secular Buddhism

"From Buddhism to be a Buddhist can use it to learn to be better. Whatever you already are last week. I talked about a Zenko on called body. Dharma's beard as a reminder boaty. Dharma is the founder of Zen then he is the person who took Buddhis- Buddhist teachings from India and introduced them to China and he was known for having large beard so the riddle or the Co on is that when Kuan saw a picture of bearded voted Dharma uh he exclaimed why hasn't that fellow a beard and any normal person would think what what are you talking about looking at got a picture of a guy with a beard agai known for having a beard. Everyone knows about the beard and here you're saying. Why does it have a beard so to look at him and to hear someone ask? Why doesn't he have a beard is an odd question to say the least to ask why has body L. D. Dharma. No beard is actually an absurd question and the practitioner can go. They can meditate on that question all day long. Alban puzzle over it. How do you answer that question. Why doesn't he have a beard. It's so obvious that he does when there's clearly a large beard there in the picture so you try to answer the question by saying but he does have a beard. You'll be told to go back and look again. Keep Meditating in if you're lucky would time I am the realization will come. The master was right. All along voting Dharma doesn't have a beard so who is body Dharma and what does he actually possess like the previous. Cohen that talked about having a temper Google really has the temper is the temper yours is the a year and really his or does it belonged to his body is Buddy Dharma Abbadi or is he a name is he concept in upon pondering hiring these things and contemplating this new perspective of what what actually his body Dharma who actually is voted Armagh. Perhaps then you'll go back to without zen master in you'll agree. You'll say you're right will do. Dharma doesn't have a beard now. Let's get on with life and that is the key to a lot of these zen teachings jeans. It's okay so what now let's get back to life. Let's go back to the basics. Zan kind of famous for that so I wanted to talk about a couple of things things that have happened over the past. Few weeks have been traveling. I went to my cousin's wedding in Texas and on my flight back home to Cancun and I noticed a couple things that gave me an idea to talk about in this podcast so the title unhappily headed towards happiness is is pointing to an experience I had while I was waiting for the flight from Dallas back to Cancun and as you can imagine Cancun it is a destination that most people are really excited to head to it's kind of known as a popular tourist places okay so they can place but it also has a party crowd that comes here that celebrates so as we're waiting for the flight in Dallas we receive notification at the flight was delayed. Aman an hour to later that it was delayed it again and it kept getting delayed so the third time that it was delayed we were several hours behind the scheduled time of departure now aw people were upset and there was one lady specifically who was very vocal in her being upset and what I thought was funny as how how she kept vocalizing that she needed to get to Cancun. She's got people waiting for her. They were supposed to go out and get party. She had started her drinking gene early on in the process before before even boarding the plane which was making this on even more unpleasant experience for her to deal with the emotions that she was experiencing but I had this thought of here. We have someone who is eager to head to the place places. GonNa fix everything right. There's probably a reason why she was headed down there and she was really excited to get there but whatever she was hoping this trip would do do. She was already bringing with her. The unhappiness of things aren't going right in. Your unhappy doesn't matter where you are. You're in paradise dice or not. You're going to bring this video that reminds me of of the Zenko Unto Gates of Heaven and Hell where we learned that at the gates of Heaven Hell are right here. We're the ones who opened them. Close them based on the experiences that we're going through it. How we experience of sayings so it. It got me thinking along these lines of different areas in my life where I've experienced this sensation of being unhappily headed headed towards happiness and not knowing that I'm carrying with me all the seeds of unhappiness in the getting there isn't going to fix the problem because I'm I'm only going to get there and realize there is no there there and I see this whole lot people that I know who are unhappily headed towards what they believe is going to the eternal happiness. You know what happens when we die. We we go to this place where we're going to be terminally happy. I know a lot of people oh who who believed that it seems like they're very unhappily headed towards this eternal happiness without realizing that they're not happy right now and and I I've experienced that myself and so what I wanted to talk about. Is this the idea of wanting wanting to be happy. It could it be that wanting to be happy is what makes us unhappy. My experience with this is limited to do a couple of very specific experiences that I've worked with in my own life in one of them was going through a fake transition condition when I when I started to evaluate the views in the beliefs that I had it was very difficult experience for me to feel so like I was perceiving the judgment of others so my struggle came with this idea of not not wanting to be judged and when you leave an ideology that is rooted in the belief of being the only correct path when you're leaving leaving that path you know people who are on that are going to look at you. Like what on Earth are you doing. Why would you leave the one True Path and that's what I was is experiencing. Maybe it wasn't judgment but it was perceived on my part judgment but what it was like. What the heck are you doing. What are you thinking and what I started to notice that in the people that I know like family members specifically. This was more harsh for me. A the problem wasn't that I was being judged as it turns out. Being judged wasn't the problem. The problem was that I didn't want to be judged so I had to two do things going on. One is perhaps being judged by people but the other was my aversion to being judged by people that was the version that I had to the judgment that was actually really causing all of the discomfort and unhappiness knee and once I understood that that it was my aversion to judgment. That was the real problem problem not the judgment itself. I was able to start to sit with that until work on on my part of it. Why do I feel diversion to judgment rather than trying to avoid judgment which is what I did for for quite some time. Trying to talk to people are trying to explain myself L. for trying to find a way to make the people that I care about feel like they could understand me so that I would feel validated in my in my on the path that I was on what I started to realize that you just can't can't do that. There's no way that they're going to understand that path is they're not on that path in fact the path that they're on does not it prevents them from having any kind of way of validating might path of course they're going to think. I'm on the wrong path because they know they believe that. This is the only right path so there's no way around that I couldn't. I couldn't fix what I thought was the problem which was feeling like they're judging me for being on this path but could fix was the version Asian that I felt towards being judged. That's where I started to invest my time in my energy. Why does it bother me that others might be judging me in the more he became comfortable trouble with that process. The more the more piece I started to feel again and that was kind of the irony you know I. I don't know if any of the perceived judgment that people have ever changed. I think the people who judge me judge me but what did change was my aversion to it that went away. The Matt Changed Everything so taking this line of thinking back to this passenger in other passenger on on the airplane. It's not we want these ideas or these concepts of these teachings to transform our lives so that were no longer angry when or upset when our flight gets delay delay. This person was very visibly upset and angry about not being able to get on the plane in fact when they finally called us and said we were about about to board I mean she went right to the front of the line when they were saying families with with kids can board now. She jumped in front of the families with kids and said I'm GONNA get on. I've been waiting for hours totally unaware that all of us have been waiting for hours but like I said she she was kind of a special case if they were trying to handle which is odd these days. It seems like they don't put up with that kind of stuff but they were and she had away her turn to get on but again. What I'm trying to get get at is that we're not. It's not about not being upset when the flight gets the it's not that it's when the flights like it's delayed. We experienced the unpleasant emotions that arise with that because all of this they were feeling that like Oh man seriously another delay the that's fine. It's that we don't feel aversion to the emotions that arise. I'm we're okay with the emotions that are there for upset. We can just be upset. we don't have to be upset and also on top of the upset about being upset to me. That is the magic in all of this. It's becoming comfortable with the discomfort effort and I think the CO on of body Dharma's beard helps us to do that because it helps us to look at this angry person who is ready to get on the plane and maybe offer moment in this voting Dharma Co oh on look at this person say this person so content to the invitation to ask the question who actually possesses the unpleasant attitude attitude that I'm experiencing here. Is that the person that is being unpleasant or is it. The person WHO's watching this unfold visit nea. Is it unpleasant because says I don't like how they're acting or. Is it unpleasant because of the action itself you know I I don't know I. I suppose if I wanted to act that way than it wouldn't. It'd be an unpleasant experience at all for me to watch this. I'd be thinking other cicilline attained the exercise that I that I worked with throughout this experience entertaining this whole body Dharma and the beard thing so in that moment you can ask the causes and conditions sounds that gave rise to this person acting this way is that what possesses the beard or is it Dharma himself who possesses the beard and so on right. It's it's it's invitation. It's a mental exercise. That's meant to invite us to think about things from a different perspective so if I were to take that in the onto a challenge for the week I think the challenge would be looking at yourself in the same lens a someone looking in at a at a picture or a painting of bearded bodied Armagh in asking. Why does this fellow have no beard and for me. It may be is what is something something that I that I really identify with like I mentioned before the the irony with body Dharma's that he was known for his beard. So what is it that Oh you are known for. If I'm known for being someone who does a certain thing like in this case a I I like flying right paragliding pilot. I could say why doesn't Wednesday. Noah like the fly in that would be an invitation station to swear that like what are you talking about left of light but who is it that loves the fly who is Noah like what Artemis it loves to fly it my brain in my hands as it my feet because they don't have have to be on the ground as it is perceiving what I see when I'm a high or what exactly exactly as it again..

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"body dharma" Discussed on The Combat Jack Show

The Combat Jack Show

01:57 min | 4 years ago

"body dharma" Discussed on The Combat Jack Show

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