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aesthetic as march as teaching to be understood
i was pointing
that towards the mind of appreciation for existence
that's from which a contrast to understanding
but more that the appreciation is primary and understanding can after
it's enhancement it's it's attribute to appreciation
and then there are attribute i was mentioning was inquiry you know offering that example of all sitting and listening to the voice of the dharma arising in its myriad forms in the room
what is it collect each arising
be the flour with shaq and murray program
what is that kind of inquiry a contrast of figuring something out in contrast to
this is the right understanding
so therefore other understanding are the wrong understand this is it an that nugget
that diversity is an expression of an abundance not
grimes of exclusivity
not the grounds of creating higher and lower

then what is the state a big that has this kind of appreciation the sense of abundance rather than scarcity this sense of his inclusion rather than this is an explosion
what is the state are being bad
engages existence
as the unfurling of the banner of the dharma
that each experience is a teaching
rather than
a reenactment of side
small self some self centered entry
what is this state of big
what is the mind heart of the great sage of india
oh rabbit the the translation
it'll and
where this for the word sage lavender more literal translation is the immortal
the that and you know in taoism the great sages were called the immortals and in some way sometimes the way of the dow was to become immortal
more literally understood the create a sense of health and wayne well being that you would live forever
but there's another way to think about immortal you know an
i was thinking a bishop a gooey and his close relationship with suzuki roshi you know so bad
when he caught when i called him up and he heard that i was sincere emotions dharma grandson so this was the grandson of a dear friend
so i think i mean i don't know but i think it disposed him to hear my strange ideas and to entertain them
and to agree to come
you know so bad in some ways we could say well suzuki roshi is dead but then and neither way he lives on you know and so often and in so many ways
he is referenced his teachings his spirit his way of being in the world
the had a
the be such a being that it resonates
throughout time and space this sense of immortality not so much that just the the physical body lasts or doesn't
and maybe this is a more and buddhist way with still
i think it it says something justified
the nature of our human life and how it can flower
so that what i'd like to talk about mostly this morning isn't it that the mind of the great sage of india and how
that mind that heart the weirdest shit which means heart mine so had a heart mind
of the great sage
obama has signed for the great being
a is realized
and from a buddhist perspective
everybody is a particular somebody who were all born somewhere we all had some kind of cultural upbringing some kind of familiar are bringing with speak certain language or languages or a certain size and shape
this is the particularity of our being
there's a way in which
we're also all the same where we are all human beings
ah there's a commonality to us and that commonality speaks of
not being stuck in the differences
a night speaks of this inclusive appreciative mind in contrast to this exclusive mind
and that when we talk about the great sage yes in one way we are talking about a particular person we're talking about shaq your money
and then in another way we're talking about the human capacity to awaken
when we talking about the simple fact that when each person when any person
when every person releases the limitations
of self-centeredness some thing some great potential is activated
so it's a great sage
it is also a potential
in all be
and the heart minded the great sage is both the heart mind of
check your money
the just like suzuki roshi is vibrant and alive right now
and it's the potential in oliver's
that and and beds and doesn't as i was saying yesterday zazen is to sit down and open directly and completely to this hard mind
and the way to do that is ship composer the way to do that is to just sit it's like it's not that small mind small fan center itself ceases to exist it's just
that it isn't allowed to define reality it just becomes part of the play of reality
it's held
with the big mind of appreciation
and that the practice of sizing is to keep returning
to this appreciation and to allow this appreciation to
t to create chi to create transformative heat
to enable the outcome alchemy
the shifts the me
from a small self centered person
to a big
great sage and immortal

and this is cross legged city and this is embracing the ten thousand things
moment of creation
matt completely and fully
without separation
is the flower the dharma is the flower of all being
so nice work if you can get it and
so how does that come about

so do my show and tells
my first show and tell and we're going to leave these books here so that in study hall if you wish you can read them i first show and tell is the direct path to realization
just in case you wanna get straight there
it's it's am a book on the socket kind of soup
came out a couple of years ago and will put it on reserve i think there's probably a copy in the library if there isn't an account me without with relevant was because
in each of the schools of buddhism has developed it's it's it's own methodology of realizing the group the mind and the great sage of actualizing
you know we could say that early buddhism we have the four noble truth there's something about when we forget the the potential and the actualization of this great mind of appreciate of being all inclusive appreciate of being we fall
in the suffering
oh and i'd suffering causes us confusion
and wrong view and then we start the act on premises that simply are not correct
there's us and there's them there is a good people by coincidence we happened to be the good ones
and by very similar coincidence they happened to be the bad ones
you know i will i was thinking of a chinese history which like many histories of new groups coming to america but
the tale of woe up until very recently
the chinese community when
was constantly attacked
for all sorts of reason
for long time mean a mode many the chinese came here to escape starvation as did many other including the irish
and then they were preyed upon
for a long time they were held responsible they were them
and us attack them because they deserved it
and there were the source of our suffering know so
the four noble truths are saying this really doesn't get us anywhere
no matter how many times we read china time we're not gonna be happy
and that's a different approach is needed and that that different approach is to realize that grew up mind and the great sage of india
oh and that to realize the minded the great sage of india
we need to diminish the agitation the fear
that's going on inside of us and like to do that
we cut off attachments
the need to see
the minish diminish many thinking
okay that
so we practice sailor
living in a way that doesn't accumulate attachment
and that sets the grind for practicing mindfulness seeing clearly
and the fruits of seeing clearly is the realization is the transmission of the mind of the great sage
and this book
you know rich in footnotes which makes it a great read but it's old folk
it it's it's it's also a wonderful direct illustration of the methodology of mindfulness
incorporated into meditation
no and totally you know you can look through it you can study it whatever you wish and but that's my thought about it and and of course there there are many other text
you know all of the nikias offer the same teaching but the cycle but kind of stood there
is is a classic in the third in tradition and maybe next week when we go to the thoroughbred and temple in we can talk to a child preset and ask him about this know how much as this been party
the his cultivation of his teachings
and his own practice
the other book i brought along his then comments on the boom on of commentary on the blue on khan and the which there are several and but i just brought this one along because i happen to have it on my shelf but
really wanna i to talk about was no the first case
so the cultivation of in school this is my own notion that
this wrong view that arises from duca that arises that is brought into being by wrong view
this narrow mind rather than this all inclusive mind that one can start to work on a directly
by diligently letting go of all the self centered thoughts than right
and and touch this
state of being
we might say comes before
all the discriminative thoughts and agenda
so the practice of move
in contrast to the practice of ship and puzzle
has a certain
ah cutting off cut off
all the streams of thought
and so eight to explore this i would suggest you not so much this commentary but because there are several you know there's a can roche's there's
go in new murder
yeah well there's just one too
but but to read and savor how they talk about
this transformation from small mind a big mind
do this to just save room here's a proposition
and and anxious to see the common grind
the way that is common
with the school of chicken plaza de soto school and when which it's not the way in which it's common with the school the thorough bad in school
the school early buddhism or which caravan and is actually one but it's one that's an existence now
and the way in which it's not
you know to savor the difference you know to appreciate the different flowers so here you have a suitor
and in it's written in a particular kind of language
thus have i heard
this i heard on one occasion the blessed one was living in kourou county and the time the curls called come a son dharma there he addressed the monks thus monks venerable sir they replied the blessed one said
ed this monks this is the correct path for the purification of beings for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation for the disappearance of duca and discontent for acquiring the true method for the realization of nirvana namely the for psyche but
i just save her that a man
here it in contrast to this
a monk asked master joshi
has a dog the buddha nature or not
josh you said

you know someone part of online lights immediately
say well i like that one better or be the one better or to go
this one's the true way
and this one's not
but you know this inclusive mind of sandow chi
just experiences them as different flowers they both offer something
they they both express the mind of the great sage of india how do they do it
and this is the inquiry of this and school as i was saying yesterday in inquiry is not a narrowing done it's not a figuring out it's it's it's not solving crossword puzzle it
it's opening up beyond thinking it's it's engaging beyond separation where where something is become so manifest that it's realized beyond understanding
this is the inquiry of the than school
yeah also the monk comes to joy shoot and give me an answer is it or isn't it you know are we all have the same or are we different
no let's pin this done
is it us or visit them who's right and who's wrong
deutscher says none of the above
not to exclude the about but to go beyond them
hey in case you aren't thoroughly confused yet i'm gonna continue
then how is it transmitted
the mind of the great sage of india is intimately transmitted
from west to east
intimately a shinier and translated as is a terribly sometimes it's translated as mysteriously know

here in southern thailand they have a fruit then they harvest at a certain time when i can't remember now
it's it's i think it's called durand
duran duran or hat
when i was leaving and i don't know but when i was living there was very very popular it's it's about the size of a melon
and if you know what a chestnut looks like when i'm still in the coding
it looks up have been like that and has a very strong
flavor and a very strong smell almost pungent
and people who are loved
ah and
and you know it's hard to transmit
the experience of eating durian
or even the experience of being around a bunch of people who love eating durian and and what goes on for them the way they get excited at harvest time
it's hard to transmit that it's a little bit like
it's a secret you can talk about it it can save you know you can say it has this pungent smell and you might think all like lemonade
the or whatever
and it and it has this intense taste and you might think oh but chocolate ice cream or whatever
so what we do you we we hear something
and then we we create a reference to it know oh yeah lead it's like ice cream i mean i have tasted chocolate ice cream so i'll use that as a reference you know i have smelled like all sorts of things on use one of those as reference so i er
reference it
in the realm of knowing i mean what else can i do
oh i can't ralph reference it
from experiences from concepts that i don't have
but in some ways to truly get it to try to get with durian tastes like
you gotta taste it you know
and then you go all that's what you meant when you said pungent
that and to be in a market you know in southern thailand when in what what's going on and when everybody's over there you know like buying and like was no tomorrow and you think ah that's what it's like to be enthusiastic about durian what is the name
duran duran
with a taste of you are higher
combine on comment street
not so much to
i was an example
i am so to realize that
this is the nature of knowing now that it's referenced
in our own data bank it's referenced in relationship to what we have already experienced and no one that way
and even there you know there's this interesting point because
we have an experience
and then we wrap it in a concept
the challenge challenges
can we stay informed by a wrong direct experiencing
how'd you learn to do thousand nine to two thousand by doing says it
when it does us and you have direct experience than direct experience teaches you how to two thousand
if you want to learn how to sit inside the body you have in you want to learn how to be the party you have
pay attention to the direct experience
you know sometimes people come to me in docusign and i say how you're sitting going
and they say good
bad at you that's the answer to the question is what is your judgment on your city
my judgment on my sitting is that it's going good would experience are you having that you came to their judgment
my niece didn't hurt all day okay
my mind behaved in a way that i thought was appropriate for sitting thousand and
i'm a drink
the a
so we're always having direct experience
and our impulses to do something to it
i have an understanding of to have any judgment of it
and then with we consider that are no one
i know the difference between good thousand and bad thousand
that's according to me
something beyond the world according to me something about direct experiencing something about letting move cut away
and exposing something elemental fundamental
something about letting cited patina craft a clarity and attentiveness at this passion that just sees what arises what exists what folds away
once the craft of sandy patina
see it arrive see it exist see it for the way
and let that register
so always
the dorm is abundant
but our human tendency
is to want to judge it control it
change it
understand it
the translated into something else and then use that as our primary reference
so when the moodle comes along and presents the flower of original intimate coop being
it's like a secret i don't get it what's the guy's point know
describe it in a way i wanted to
i can the buddha do that it just it is what a bill
so part of the challenge then in in exploring the dharma and exploring the suggests of or be
is to discover what transmission is about
the meet the moment directly
and when that direct experiencing be informative
the mind of the great sage of india is intimately transmitted
it's not transmitted
in the ideas and feelings and judgments i have about it it's from admitted in something beyond that
and then knows ideas and feelings
can be used as a reference
and then it's transmitted
fromm you're gonna get your chance to come in all this in a few minutes
it's transmitted
from west to east
it's transmitted from person to person
it's always abundant and everything but something
sparks the realization that that so
maybe we should look at duggan's and days
only a buddha together with the buddha
saying that
who the person who really gets the transmission about how and tastes is the person who has tasted durian
and then what's transmitted if they've already tasted it
so sometimes transmission is is called know being of one mind sometimes it's called

the nothing is transmitted
it's about sparking the realization
of the true nature of big
two how does that happen
and then again each school has its own answer to that it's own response
you know and that's that that while we will see when when these wonderful pictures come and when we go to their places
how do they adorn their temples as an expression of this i can close did they were when they run
practicing it what kind of things do they chant and night checked
what can a rules have they made up
for themselves
the to enable it to create a structure that can hold it
the will bring
an appreciative mind that
not trying to figure out are they doing it better than we are but
it's all this
amazing abundance of possible will be and example
that this is a beautiful and in this boot of field there are ten thousand flowers blossoming
and there's west end it east
and i guess we're west again
or maybe we're just for the reached dependent upon your reference
and even know
it's the one mind
it's a different culture a different nobody indifferent mind and different heart mind that holds that that speaks it the glimpse it
i was thinking
a japanese teacher and practiced with and he almost never mentioned his teacher know
and then one guy said to him
what prompted you to do this what prompted you to come to america
which is very close to his then kong but neither of us were an impending that
he said i'm living my teachers' wish my teacher wish to do this but he died too soon so i'm living his wish
and i got this feeling like they weren't even two separate people you know
one person was thirsty so the other one drink water
ha ha
but when he expressed the dharma
he never mentioned his teacher
so is very interesting to be around know that how incredibly deep and intimate the connection and then the same time
the weights expressed was totally heads
he just brought it forth
through his own body and mind and heart
it's not that dharmas transmitted from west to east and then east
mimics as best it can like i wasn't here when suzuki roshi was alive but several people have told me that
for a while it was de rigueur here at zen center to speak with the kind of japanese english know
that somebody was more then
and then of course that influence has faded
hum but with somehow
the devotion and deep appreciation reflected itself and a certain kind of mimicking and maybe it's you know not such a bad thing can of girl she said to me the first thing your students will copy is your bad habits
of course because like i think i won
does she my roshi and a europe
that would quite a character you know and used to drink a lot and guess what guess what students do
then phrase combat that thing that category came back to an hour okay some trip it's it's right them not to say it's good or bad it's just what is i think it just expresses something about
how we mimic
and i think it's important for us to realize that
the stay true to our heritage when become the dharma and then it just comes out of us by us being completely yourself
something by trusting our own being
no it's not so much the product of what we think we ought to be are the product of being a certain way it's just quite natural
just poor side
okay so here's today's inquiring mind
a little bit trickier than yesterday eh
what have you heard
but what if you don't let that sorta like sinking
to let it reverberate delighted to try to sensitize yourself about what it initiated
no shockingly holds up a flower
it's not that my akasha said oh i get it it's a softness of everything
more thorough something beyond just the idea is set in motion something is directly experienced and realized
so you've just been listening to be ramble
i think you've been listening
for the last fifty five minutes but what did you get and what did it
what did it touch
they wouldn't get no i didn't i said what did you get from
from what i've been saying and what did that touch out of that reverberate in your being
don't do the same as yesterday you can just speak when you're ready
say a word phrase
a paragraph

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huh okay thank you
so in a way these are all instructions on how to practice and in way these are all instructions and how to desert him
the this inquiring mind it has it
all embracing appreciate of quality
and then there's something about letting that register
maybe we could say contact acknowledge
register and something about registering
it is
allowing enabling discovering realizing transmitting
the path of practice instantly transmitted to ourselves
so we sit zazen and week experienced the body
how does that
experience of the body that we are
inform how to do thousand
he's one suggestion
here's more than one suggestion
several came to mind
what can i say
before you move you think oh i gotta move what's being experienced
that causes the idea after all
not so much okay then have an idea about that
but feel it as exactly and directly duncan sandys just take the backward step
go backwards from
i have to move to the experience and gives birth to it
however i have to stop thinking
that's a more complicated one better to work with a body
we'll get to that don't worry
put for now better to work for the body
ah then another one
when some feeling arises
this is it know that this way of being in body
has sadness connectedness whatever what are the little or large
physical phenomena that give rise to this is it
is it a feeling of softness and breath in your chest in your abdomen and your shoulders in your nostrils
is it a feeling of softness
an aliveness in your fingertips is it a feeling of
lightness in your torso
it is and all of what it is can add
be allowed to register can there be a yogic learning can cannot physicality of being be learned
can it be embodied in a way that it can be enabled

it's it's our moment of realization
the teachers about realization that transmit realization
and that's a different if we can return to the the sensation that's different from the idea we had about it
in a wheel many of us have experienced you're sitting in zazen
you think that was a great period as thousand and then the next period you think i'm going to reproduce that great period of seismic as long as that's happening on a mental level as long as that's the product of this is what i want because i know it's right i know
oh it's good
we're just muddying the water were stirring it up
when we can touch the direct experience
that very touching exactly indirectly requires something quieter more exact more attentive less about me and more about what's happening
that offers us
during transmission that offers us yoga connection
this this is the yoga this is the joining of the body of zazen

and then we get up off our cushion and we carry that body of being that that transmitting of intimacy
in ourselves in our body
and we carry it
and we pick up the broom and we sweep the sidewalk and the body and the broom and the sidewalk
dance together moved together
become one flow of big
hold up the dharma flour
of total engagement
any comments or questions before we cause
how is
physical sensations
yes exactly mama you let's dance that that that's what's called walk in the basis edge because it mama was saying well how isn't how can that not just be simply a refined or not so refined form of a gaming idea because
in its exactness it's an expression of given over to
it's not okay this is my agenda this is what i want it it's giving over to experience
i don't experience experience happens and out of bed experiencing and i arises and judgment an idea arises so it's like kind of take the backwards step from that the judgment the idea we arrived the the me that's created can i take them
backward step to direct experiencing
sometimes called walking the razor's edge because on this side we separate we get distracted
on this side we grasp
i want to turn it into
something that i'm gonna own i'm gonna have to what what is that middle path
you know what what what is it to sit zazen that isn't just perpetuating either my aversions my ways of spacing out or
my grasping my ways of trying to get what i want albeit the mind and body that i think
constitutes great season
a trick question in not particularly and answer just a question
yeah well in a way it's a as as an instruction know
the all always arise this mind of inquiry
arouse waste sinking mind and rise the mind that says what is doesn't
he received a when you get an answer
andrew seems to be never seem to win
the victory and i learn looking for an actual or to get go well if you're looking for a victory
you know is that what it is looking for a victory know that's my point yet exactly i mean captaincy
you never too late we all know what it feels like to lose but sometimes it feels just as bad to when you add either on-site compliance a game i get about this keep saying it feels just as bad to win to and
me a when i create a loser my point if i give him that lines it
yeah doesn't really help anyone on for if recording winning and losing merlin
yeah but god
this is joshua move cut it all off
there is no winning or losing drop it all
drop dropping
okay any last comments
okay thank you we will end by chanting the for body central banks