Category Archives: Culture

Human Hubris

Good morning!   We could see the brilliant spring sun light and beautiful blossoming flowers this morning because of high temperatures beyond 90s for some days. Then, these couple of day temperature suddenly fell down to 40s. It went down … Continue reading

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Serene Selfless State

Good evening!   We cannot see the moon tonight, but the moon is always there beyond clouds. If we observe it long enough, we come to know that the full moon is always there.   The full moon reflects the … Continue reading

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Man’s Manipulation and Menace

Good morning!   Because of the clouds we cannot see the beautiful bright round moon today. Yesterday the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the “Doomsday Clock” a minute forward, to five minutes before Doomsday.   Like the radiation rain … Continue reading

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Shedding Samsara Suffering

Good evening!   When we sit, we have a good evening and good day. When we take shower or bath, we shed sweat and soil and feel good. When we sit, we stop our karmas and shed our samsara and … Continue reading

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Night of Nescience

Good evening!   We are going to have three sittings at this year’s end. What kind of year did you have? For me, the biggest thing was the nuclear meltdown, which represents the meltdown of our nescience. We started using … Continue reading

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Fragrance of Morality

Good morning!   The buds beside the Buddhas are now blooming, giving fragrance. This is the last day of the year. A TV program from Japan was broadcasting its annual Red White Singing Contest. A singer who had organized an … Continue reading

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Washing Way: Pure Path

Good evening!   We had a nice warm winter day today with the temperature going up to 61 degrees. When I saw snow recently, I imagined radiation falling like snow, covering everything.   This evening I watched an NHK special … Continue reading

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Zazen Is Essential Function and Functional Essence

Good evening!   Dogen said that zazen is the essential function and the functional essence of the awakened ones and awakened ancestors.   It is the essential function and the functional essence with unconditioned peace and unsurpassed awakening in holy … Continue reading

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Perfectly Proven Path

Good evening!   We had snow this morning below the freezing temperature. So, it was very dangerous to drive or brake among other cars running. When snow has now gone, it is safe to do so.   It is easy … Continue reading

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Wonder Wheel Well Wrought

Good evening!   The Buddha told a story of a king who ordered chariot wheels well before he actually needed them and later on he made an additional order of them. The carpenter had enough time to work on the … Continue reading

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