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Rivers Are Rivers

There is a wonderful Zen saying: “Before I began Zen practice, mountains were mountains, rivers were rivers. When I had some experience, some more intimate understanding, I saw that mountains were not mountains; rivers were not rivers. Now that I have come to the very substance and am at rest, I see that mountains are mountains; rivers are rivers.”

In our neurotic compulsion to think, think, think, we interfere with our true seeing. For example, when we are going to meet someone, our minds are full of all kinds of unnecessary questions: Will this person like me? Will he not like me? Will it be a good thing for me to meet her? Will she like the way I dress? Will he approve of what I say? With such preoccupations, we completely miss the reality of the person we meet. The face, the name, the interests of that person may be entirely lost because we are so full of ourselves. Once a friend of mine was about to go to Italy. I asked her if she had been there before. “Yes,” she said, “but I didn’t see it. I was too full of myself. So I’m going back, and this time, I hope to see it.”

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Luister na die musiek terwyl jy Adyashanti se woorde oordink

Adyashanti

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Diegene wat waarheid spreek;

wat sagmoedig aanspoor;

wat met niemand mee-ding nie,

hulle sien ek as groot geeste.

Dhammapada v. 408

Kommentaar deur Bhikhu Munindo:

Wanner mens ‘n pas gebore baba vashou, doen mens dit met teerheid. Tot ‘n mate weet ons alreeds wat teerheid en sagmoedigheid is. Maar miskien moet ons dit bewustelik ontwikkel.

Ons is byvoorbeeld geneig om teerheid as swakheid te sien . Wanner dít gebeur kan mens dink aan die beeld van ‘n snydokter wat senuwees aan mekaar werk met fyn stekies, of ‘n werktuigkundige wat ‘n kar se enjin instel: wanner mens met presisie werk is aandagtigheid noodsaaklik. Op dieselle wyse is dit nodig om teerheid en sagmoedigheid aan die dag te lê wanner ons die vordering van ons geestelike lewe beskou.

Daar is sekerlik tye wanner mens selfversekering aan die dag moet lê, maar ons moet versigtig wees dat ons nie uit (onbewustelike) gewoonte teenstrydig is nie. Raindrop014

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Zen Wisdom

A little bit of Zen wisdom

(From “Zen, a way of life” by Christmas Humphreys)

Some advise: Do not try to use reason to understand, but listen with your heart.

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“Life is a bridge; walk over it, but build no house upon it.”

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“When self is purged from the mind of the observer, the trinity of seer, seen and seeing is dissolved, and the seer sees by becoming the essence of the thing observed.”

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“The opposite of one is many; Truth has no opposite. The Many and the One are but poles in a bi-polar field. Beyond both is Non-duality, which is not One, not Two, nor both nor neither.”

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“Even God is a thought, a concept in the mind. God is real, by this name or that, but is only real as He or It is the Essence of Mind in your mind and mine, being All-Mind, which is Suchness, Void and absolute.”

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“When we can really see the flower, hear the rain, touch the velvet of the rose, and do so merging in their Suchness, we are knowing Truth directly.”

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“Satori is a flash of intuition deep enough and wide enough to break the barriers of thought in the individual mind, and to let the Whole flood into the part, the relative fragment ‘see’, for a moment of no-time, the Absolute.”

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“In the beginning, mountains are seen as mountains and trees as trees.

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With a little progress mountains are no longer mountains and trees no longer trees.

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But with enlightenment, mountains are once more seen as mountains and trees as trees.”

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“The ‘usual life’ in Zen is a very different life, old circumstance perceived with utterly new eyes, the trivial seen as an aspect of the eternal, God in the filling of a pen.”

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”Our aim is to raise the quality of living, but not necessarily the standard of living. The saint and sage are content with a hut and the simplest living, but their minds are content with nothing less than universal consciousness.”

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“The not-Self is negated more and more; the Self expands to that moment when, ‘foregoing self the universe grows I’. The Absolute Affirmation, when the heart cries Yes to all that is, is also the final Negation, ‘Neti, neti’, ‘not this, not this’; nothing, no thing at all, is.”

a star is born

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Streef  wysheid na,

maak ‘n eiland vir jouself.

Vlekloos en bevry van onreinheid

word mens verlos van geboorte en dood.

Dhammapada vers 238

Kommentaar deur Bhikhu Munindo:

Waarheen wend ons wanner ons worstel met ‘n wesenlike verwarring? Die beste wat mens waarskynlik kan doen is om daadwerklik te werk met geduldige verdraagsaamheid. Ideaal gesproke behoort mens nie te wag totdat die hindernis onoorkomelik word nie, maar mens behoort voorbereiding te doen. Wanner mens eers in die vuur is is dit moeilik om te onnerskei tussen onner en bo, of tussen voorkant en agterkant.

Ware wysheid sien dinge helder, onafhanklik van omstandighede. Dis hoe ons gemoed sal werk wanner hebsug, haat en waan afwesig is.

Hierdie insig dui die rigting aan waarin ons moet beweeg. En ons kan onsself aanmoedig om die aangeduide weg te volg deur die gevolge van onsinnigheid waar te neem – die ewige “vir of teen” reaksie. Byvoorbeeld: ons ervaar afknouery – probeer ons om die oorsake van daardie optrede te verstaan en daarvolgens die situasie op te los, of volg ons die gewoonte om die bullebak sumier te veroordeel en so waarskynlik die situasie net te vererger?

Insig en verstaan, of te wel wysheid, lei na sinvolle handeling. Om mens se wese te grond op “vir of teen” lei tot eindelose lyding.

Verdere leeswerk, vir diè wat belangstel: http://zenhabits.net/light/

Storm See

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Dhammapada oordenking – Sorgeloos (en onverskillig)

Soos ‘n handelaar met sy kosbare vrag gevaar vermy,

en ons wat na lewe smag gif vermy,

net so moet mens euwel dade vermy.

Dhammapad vers 123

Kommentaar deur Bhikkhu Munindo:

Ons het ‘n kosbare vrag: ons menslike bewussyn. En omdat ons smag na lewe beskerm ons dit. Die Boeddha sê ons moet waghou oor hierdie kosbaarheid deur euwel handelinge te vermy. In hierdie lewe kan dit tot groot voordeel wees om versigtig te wees en wysheid te ontwikkel.

So ook kan diepe smart die gevolg wees van sorgelose en onbesonne dade.

Euwel is ‘n baie sterk woord  en ons kan verkies om dit nie te gebruik nie. Maar mens is naief om dit nie te bepeins nie. Wanner mens se gemoed besete is met hebsug en haat vloei euwel handelinge daaruit. En dit lei tot pynlike gevolge.

Niemand anners kan ons beskerm teen onverskilligheid nie, nie eers die Boeddha nie. Net met bewustelike welwillendheid en wyse oordenking kan ons bydra tot die beskerming en welsyn van alle wesens.

Lees die oorspronklikke  oordenkings van Bhikkhu Munindo HIER.

ratanagiri.org.uk              forestsangha.org              forestsanghapublications.org

Irakse Vlugtelingkinners

Irakse Vlugtelingkinners

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Soos soliede rots

nie deur wind verstoor word nie,

so is diegene met wysheid onverstoord,

hetsy deur lof of blaam.

Dhammapada vers 81

Kommentaar deur Bhikkhu Munindo:

Somtyds voel mens jy word gewaardeer an anner hou van jou, en anner tye voel mens verstoot en ontken. Is daar ‘n manier om bestendig te bly ongeag die hoogtes van lof en aanvaarding en die dale van blaam en verstoting?

Dit was op die volmaan van Julie dat die Boedha die eerste keer sy leerstelling om die ontwikkeling van wysheid na te streef verkondig het. ‘n Wyse benadering tot die lewe, het hy gesê, is wat innerlike sekerheid en standvastigheid bring.

Hy het vir ‘n baie lang tyd gesoek na ‘n oplossing vir die frustrasies vannie lewe. Toe hy self  bevryding  gevind het van die frustrasies en lyding, het hy sy leerstelling geformuleer as die Vier Edel Waarhede: daar is lyding; daar is ‘n oorsaak van leiding; daar is bevryding van lyding; en daar is ‘n weg wat ons kan volg om bevry te word.

Die beeld van ‘n rots, onverstoord deur die wind, is om ons aan te moedig en te inspireer om wysheid te ontwikkel.

Skakels: ratanagiri.org.uk              forestsangha.org         forestsanghapublications.org

 

HalfDome and Moon

Half Dome and Moon – Ansel Adams

 

 

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