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Zazen Meditation with Jundo: What will be will be …

posted by Jundo Cohen
Continuing our discussion of time … we go back to the future …

What’s a Zen ‘approach’ to the future? 

Well, again, we experience the future many ways at once!

Today’s sitting is dedicated to Chan Master Sheng Yen, who passed away in a hospital in Taiwan last night. A wonderful and sincere teacher. Shortly before his death, he composed this poem …

無事忙中老,

 ç©ºè£¡æœ‰å“­ç¬‘,

本來沒有我,

生死皆可拋。

 Busy with nothing, growing old.

Within emptiness, weeping, laughing.

Intrinsically, there is no “I.”

Life and death, thus cast aside.

(remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells;
a sitting time of 20 to 35 minutes is recommended)



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Jinzang

posted February 4, 2009 at 8:36 pm


Experience the past as if a dream
Experience the future free from hope and fear
Experience the present by not seizing on characteristics



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Your Name

posted February 5, 2009 at 10:16 am


i was just thinking of that song when i read the name you gave to this post :)



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Rog

posted February 5, 2009 at 11:18 am


My question is: what if somebody deliberatly changes your plans. Can we still take it as an unexpected turn of life? Don’t we have the rights to resist? Does this person has the rights to play the Destiny on us?



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Myokan

posted February 6, 2009 at 6:33 am


Hey Jundo, you definitely look like your losing weight! Your face seems much leaner or maybe you just trimmed your beard a bit?



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daworsthorse

posted February 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm


Hi Jundo
I really have to restate Rog’s question, what do we do when someone
deliberatly interrupts & tries to change/manipulate our lives?
how do we resist that & let it go with the minimum of bitterness
or resentment? esp if they wont let the past be…
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated…
thank you & peace
J



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