Author Archives: Rosan Daido

Samsara (Karma World) & Nirvana (No-karma State)

  Due to the extreme cold, heating my car made its windows clouded. Without experience this can make one panicked and involved in an accident. If, however, one knows the causal relations involved, one has no problems. The karma world … Continue reading

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Sitting Striving: Shedding Suffering

  Good morning!   We have a bright beautiful morning after a fortnight since the winter solstice, gaining daytime. We usually say, “Happy New Year!” Shall we seek happy happening, desiring brain expansion or discarding this planet as I mentioned … Continue reading

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Primordial Peace Prognosis Practice

  Good morning!   We had a nice, clear, cool sitting despite severe weather at the end of the year. Yesterday I watched an NHK Educational TV program on “Man and AI, the Future at Hand Now.” Raymond Kurzweil mentioned … Continue reading

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From Karma to Nirvana

Good morning!   Yesterday was the winter solstice. Since last night the rain changed to snow, and we saw the white world this morning. All things are covered by snow into white, without colors and forms. At the summer solstice … Continue reading

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Awakening above Karma Clouds

    Good morning!   Yesterday I received pictures of mountains from Mr. Otsuka taken by our friend, Mr. Hirasawa. Like the picture of mountain ranges above clouds, we can come above the clouds of karma or the karma world. … Continue reading

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Awakening and Action

  Good morning!   We are in Rohatsu (12/8) sesshin, commemorating the Buddha’s awakening on this day, usually with a week sesshin from 12/1. Sesshin is touching and embracing mind/heart through sitting, stilling karma, seeing the Dharma. Dogen said, “without … Continue reading

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Mt. Fuji and Super Moon

  The following photos were sent taken and sent by Mr. Noriyuki Otsuka, in Shimoda, Shizuoka, Japan and by Rosan Osamu Yoshida (last four):                                 … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift from Selfish Delusion/War to Universal Truth/Peace

  Good morning!   We have a serene sunny Saturday after sittings and service. It may, however, turn into a suffering sinister Satan day due to nuclear winter. Sin (separation) has created sick selves, societies, states, species, and symbolism as … Continue reading

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Selfish Sick System to Wholly Wholesome World

  Good morning!   We’re having a splendid Sunday morning of sesshin (接心・摂心). Sesshin means touching and embracing the heart-mind. Yajňavalkya, the famous Upanishadic thinker, said, “Veena sounds, once produced, cannot be caught, but by catching the veena player, they … Continue reading

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Soku Jikko, Immediate Action

. The following pictures were sent by Mr. Noriyuki Otsuka, who caught life in Shimoda, Japan . . “Soku Jikko, Immediate Action” Calligraphy by Tangen Harada Roshi, 原田湛玄老師 done by the request of Mr. Otsuka . . . . . . … Continue reading

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