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i feel moved to tell you that i'm
our to warn you that i'm feeling very joyful

another way to put it is
i feel like a field of wildflowers
which could also because weeds
and there are popping up all over the place
okay that's me for on and them the hundred grasses
i see trees and green
red roses too
they bloom for me
and i boon for you and i think to myself what a wonderful world
i see sky is blue
cause of right
break pleasant day dark sacred night and i think to myself what a wonderful world the colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky are also on the faces of the
people going by i see friends shaking hands
say how do you do they really saying i love you
i hear babies cry and
the i watched them grow they'll learn much more than i'll ever know and i think to myself why are wonderful
yeah i think to myself
what a wonderful well
yeah i think to myself when a wonderful world i really do and at the same time
ah which somewhat different from when i was a boy i hear people talking about the world collapsing
i hear about data
you know
this wonderful world and the verge of collapse it is for humans
the i'm talking here about the planet splitting apart into
from nothing into a do but they are
there seems to be indications
i'm a tremendous vulnerability and instability
potential are difficult times for us coming up with so much
our pollution and overpopulation and poverty so it's a wonderful world and it's it's also
a time of great difficulty

and i'm this morning blessed with joy to be here in this world
to try to look after and assist
innumerable suffering beings
and wondering if our day together today
could be an opportunity to generate
which we can
my after we leave your share
with everyone we meet
we're blessed
you know i see an ocean of blessing beyond measure i see it
and you're part of and night
i wonder if we can share these blessings
when we leave here today i look forward to that somehow

for the last year as many of you know i've i've been concentrating
accepting concentrating for a long time last year for the last year i've been concentrating on now
on the bodhisattva vow
to coalesce around to around june last year i started to really concentrate on the boys have on talk with you about this
and then i could feel as as we got into this bodhisattva vow
as i started to
and grow i felt the lotus sutra coming somehow the great ah mahayana teaching of the dime a flower of that wonderful lotus flower of the true
sublime wondrous dharma wondrous truth i felt it coming and i still feel it coming
and that's i think the last time we met him know about i i kind of warn the people here but this notice if you're coming and how difficult it might be for some of us
it's a it's a for to say the least this great sutra is lotus sutra
in india i'm not sure exactly how important the lotus sutra was it grew it was born in india
around the time that christianity was born probably with similar
similar cause global energy gave rise to these deniers to traditions and the lot of chicken and spread to china and tibet and mongolia in korea and japan and now the west
and in china lotus sutra became the most important and influential senator i would say certainly the most popular and the most influential and in japan also the most popular and influential cetera
as i was saying i live in berkeley the other night we have a class in berkeley on the lotus sutra
yeah we're looking at chapter fourteen and they're in chapter fourteen the buddha's talking to manjushri about
ha ha bodhisattvas can train themselves so it can be able to teach the true dharma
the of the wondrous truth and one of the main things that bodhisattvas look at
once again bodhisattvas they had this vow what's the bow vow is to hear the true dharma and teach the true dharma to help all beings they vow to help our beings
that they live by vow and what are they meditate on
they meditate on the truth
so in this chapter there's a section there were talks about one forty side but i'm meditating on and what they're meditating on is basically this lotus that version of the heart sutra
the meditate on all on all things are empty like space
the meditate on how things are unborn on restrained unlimited and so on how they don't come and go and move the meditate on how the birth of thing dependent on depends on perverted thought and when there's no perverted thought things are unborn
forty south as meditate on emptiness
their vow their heart is to help our beings by teaching them a dime the meditation is on the truth the truth of the lotus sutra
vast emptiness filled with love
that's it they meditate on
vast emptiness filled with the one vehicle the unifies all beings on a path of peace this is what they meditate on and a driven by an and they worked their wow
so they have this deep intention to help and they meditate on the truth
and a lot of suture this is wonderful flower of the truth
so i i feel unless things change but i feel this big force coming this lotus sutra force this great vehicle cetera the huge ship
coming into port
to for us to board and go out into the ocean of blessings on this great ship and take everybody with us and this universal vehicle teaching
you've heard about zen being a special transmission authorial especially special transmission not outside the scriptures
well that's true but outside the scriptures doesn't mean no scriptures it just means
neither outside or inside as well side means
and our ancestor
in japan named a crucial
the person who wrote this verse that we stranded
the zen teacher so called dogan
when he when he was about to die
m i heard that he wrote
on a pillar in his room
buddha dharma sangha jewel or going for refuge in buddha dharma and sangha he wrote that and these are the first three bodhisattva precepts in his tradition that he transmits he transmits the sixteen great bodhisattva precepts
and the first three are these quite a refuge in these buddha down the sanga
but then again i heard he also did not just didn't just hand out in the pillar but on another pillar he wrote a passage from chapter twenty one of the lotus sutra
he wrote passage
running out the whole chapter for just a passage from the chapters
and he walked around
that pillar
the chap is that the passage which he wrote
and he named his the room is death rom
the lotus
cetera or the lotus flower dharma cetera hermitage
so this found this place is called know about hermitage
but since it's a know about his hermitage it makes room for this to become the lotus flower of the true dharma hermitage job so
the lotus such as moving into know about

i didn't know it was coming but here at cuffs

so on this chapter twenty one
have the lotus sutra
had this translation says the supernatural powers of the thus come one
that's one of the epithets for the buddha the one who comes from the truth
and actually is one who goes to the truth and then comes back on the truth
to teach

so the chapter starts out
at that time
the body sought the maha surface who do who welled up out of the earth
six chapters before five jeffers before
the border was talking to
a large assembly and bodhisattvas and
who had come
to visit would and they offered to help teach the load of sector after the buddha died and he said said don't worry
there's already a new movie such as here who will help me in a lot of the earth as the up out of the space the great space under the earth welled up in human body surface
who already living under the ground in the space under the ground of the earth welled up
the offer to teach
so referring back to that and they stayed around after them for a while after chapter one they stayed around
so that's another interesting for anything for us to get disgusted these bodhisattvas would live already
in this earth they're actually in earth this earth is full of bodhisattvas according to lotus sutra is packed
with body surface who are
there for us to call up to help us take care of the earth
this will be a possible great resource for us to develop
so body sad first
who are equal in number to the atoms and a thousand worlds all in voted present single mindedly join their palms looked up at the aghast countenance and addressed the buddhist saying world honored one after the buddha's extinction in those lands wherein the
the emanations of the world honored one are present in those places where he has passed into extinction
we will broadly teach this scripture for one reason we also wish to gain is truly few great dharma ourselves to receive and keep it read and recite it to preach it and copy it and to make offerings to it
has the beginning of the chapter nyman just skip over this amazing
a wonderful a section are in which the buddha supernatural powers are being demonstrated but i'll bring it up later i wanted to go little bit later in the chapter to the part where dogan
and in other the park the passage where he had i'm on the wall
so i'm warming up to that part little bit later at that time the buddha declared to the body sad fucks superior conduct and to the great multitude of other body sauces
the supernatural powers of the buddha are incalculable are as incalculable as limited has far beyond reckoning and discussion as this this refers back to a thing i didn't tell you about witches
beyond reckoning incalculable amazing
yet the by means of of these supernatural powers
which are incalculable on if you use the supernatural powers
but are incalculable
if by means of the supernatural powers i were to preach the marriage of this scripture of this load of scripture
for incalculable limitless hundreds of thousands of myriads of millions of some awesome chairs of yawns
with the purpose of interesting this winter to others i would not exhaust those merits set clear
no that wasn't there
so the buddhist they're just is huge
the scene consumed the thing just happened to run didn't tell you about a later
and then had a buddhist center
supernatural events like this supernatural powers of buddhist like this are incalculable and so on limitless and if i use those supernatural powers to try to
elucidate the supernatural powers i would not accept it i could not exhaust the merits of these powers
can make more sense
so then he says but i were hidden says i would say bad
briefly stated and i can say i'm on just a brief version of them resuscitated all dharmas possessed by the does come on all thus come on supernatural powers of self mastery the treasure house of all the thus come ones secret teachings
all the thus come ones profound affairs are entirely proclaimed demonstrated revealed and preached in this scripture
in brief
for this reason after the extinction of the does come one you all must single mindedly revere keep read recite interpret copy
and as you preach
so practice it
hey how are getting close to the stinger of dogan road
in any land if there is anyone who accepts
can keep screens and recites interprets and copies and as he preaches practice of this sutra
k weather in a place at the foot of a tree this is a play route
whether in a place and despite whether in a place where the scripture role where scriptures are stored in this is where dog spinks stars or in a garden okay so if in any land
there's somebody who accepts the sutra
is your man like them he knows
right here
somebody is accepting the suture right here and keeping it and reading it and reciting it and interpreting it and copying it and preaching it
and i hope practicing it right here
if any land is such a situation like right here okay
whether that place is a house in mill valley
whether is in a place for our or startup that's a place like this to the scriptures startup of day
whether it's in a garden or in a grove or at the foot of a tree
or in a song the cell
for a terrorist cell
or in a home of a white robe layman or lay woman or in a palace or on a mountain or in a valley or an open field
they're in every case is to be erected a shrine and alter a stupa to which offerings are to be made
this is a part of my dog had writing when he was walking around k did you get that birth
as part of the reason you know
i didn't put this together i'm not in control here
this this section just popped up in my face that can i i i i i had this thing years ago but i didn't register that dogan walked around the lotus sutra
the secret passage when he was dying and named his death room the time of flour cetera hermitage i didn't get that touches during pitching this class
so that's the first part of this if there's any place for someone receives and keeps and recites the sutra and talks about it and practices such a place that should be a shrine to the fetish suture were bees can come and make offerings shrines to the citron a shrine
to true dharma a shrine to the lotus flower of the true dharma
can we make offerings to the truth done at such a place
and he says how come for the reason that we should do that and the buddha says they had known that that place
he's known that that place is a platform of the buddha way of the path of the boot away that that place the poorest have achieved unsurpassed complete perfect enlightenment at that place they had turned the dharma wheel and
and that place they have achieved and entered into
pari nirvana
dog is about to die
his the places we say la souter is a place where the buddha's enter pyre nirvana
hey now enter par nirvana with the buddha's
so i am
so i'm aware
of the possibility
that people in a world that's on the verge of collapse
if some way you would expect some people to start building alters you know like i saw this movie when i was twelve it was called on the beach anybody see a movie
it's about the end of the world right
and that only people that are left are living in australia and they're still pretty healthy at the beginning and movie that they really did the like a man via via polluting deadly ray radiation from the bombs hasn't hasn't reached off australia
but then gradually just as it doesn't get deteriorate lots of religious fanatics come forward you know
the scarf and happens that they can i take it as things the falling apart some religions are thriving and weren't doing so well before
this load of subject is suited for a time in the future when things are falling apart when things are tough
like now
in the midst of a dangerous threatened planet
what did help for us to concentrate on the truth
well i think most people say yeah
like scientific truth at least maybe a truth that could help us see how to have clean energy non-polluting energy of abundant amount to support our huge population of humans
how about an altar or shrine to the truth the lotus sutra says if you receive the teaching of the truth and take care of and in practice it and when you're that way that place is a shrine and you should build a shrine in the place where you practice that the wondrous
dogan made a place like that in his death room and then by coincidence
coincidence i get a call month or so ago
now call i get an email an email to be sound to lots of buddhists and bay area you probably get one
and as from the giotto its headquarters in of the pure land buddhist group and they said we got this altar if anybody wanted we'd like to to take it however it's huge
most people could not fit it into their house
but i think nobody got infinite and how to room
now nice high ceiling
maybe we can accept it
so i went over looked at it and i thought i think maybe it would fit barely
so now there's this possibility of we already have a lovely shrine here
but that there's a bigger one downstairs
and so today part of what we can do during work period is repair and prepare repair and prepare this altered to enter this room and for us to together build
a shrine
do the lotus sutra and build a shrine to the truth that can be a resource for the whole world to focus on the truth
as a resource to cope with art
of annihilation
but it's you know it's been it's a big deal on skip to go whoa what are we doing here at that zen with simple well anyway
sometimes simple sometimes

this doesn't belong to the buddhist the truth that doesn't belong to anybody that truth is the truth is
it is the truth
this totally bottomless and topless inside lists and ungraspable and wondrous and inconceivable which is how are all practicing together it has nothing to do with any school and includes all this was in unifies all the schools
it unifies the republicans and democrats
the unifies the george bush
and bill clinton and hillary and
barack and john and
i heard in a gay recovering alcoholic on radio the other day he's also an episcopal bishop
and he said i the thing that helped him become
able to stop drinking an abusive way actually stop drinking entirely
he said as i get older my i find that i
my i need to say less and less in prayer
and then he to do this task
i've asked me is a prayer and then
can i say up there is both verbal and silent prayer
and i remember i heard somebody say well i know it was a it was a russian greek orthodox
ah abbott said that there's two kinds of prayer one is right you're wishing something
vowing something requesting something and the other is radical openness
so usually zen meditation is radical openness district meditate on this vast
emptiness which is open to all beings
has one vehicle
and this this or this bishop was as he practiced here is christianity he's now becoming his practice is getting more quiet
and more open more quiet and more open
and you can request i pray the radical openness will come here some day and take over my life and that i will give my life to radical openness
so says he comes home from work and he sits down
and that's god love him
and i thought was recently to soto zen meditation you sit upright
sit down and upright
sit down right up
sit down right erect and relaxed
an open and let the buddha's love you
he said and you love the buddha's
you loved the body sought for as and you let the buddhas and bodhisattvas love you
without moving without saying anything but you can say something if you want to you can say okay you can love me now and i'm gonna love you you can say that's no problem i wanna love you and i want you to love me and i know you do so here i am
man you say one little yes go right ahead
yeah gratefulness

yes grateful to this earth so grateful to this earth and let's take care of it let's love it and let it love us
today i have today i don't forget to put the altar together today but term we can do some work on his altar and
i hope that this amazing alter that might manifest in this room will not to discourage anybody
i'm not sure it's it's it's gonna be something
and the present altar which we have which is very nice i thought we can move that up
to the room and over there in the second floor and like that room into a
a what he call a halt for the bodhisattva events of compassion i can handle
and set up the altar their with i'm lucky touch bar
in trying their and outta here and avalokiteshvara up there
shakyamuni is that
the border under load of citron
have a look at touch bar is the infinite compassion so i have enough to shines
temple is hermitage
genesis nine radical i would say partial
i think you're thinking be open or you know partway can often way like economic part way to grief right
there's more to open to hop on over put more more more so i think it can be open
and it cannot be all the way to the root for radical means to right
when i opened a sad news sometimes i open to it and and i feel like all it can go a little deeper
oh oh oh oh a
but you there was opening at the beginning to right
open all the way to the boot of your being
why there's no roof
so i wanna draw your attention to the word place
k it says that place
fit i wrote her place but is that place is a place bets that place it's this place where we're discussing the lotus sutra were were
trying to focus on the truth meditate on the truth realize the truth teach the truth for all beings
teach the truth which the buddha's have taught
and realize that shakyamuni buddha is the suture says is here with us
what we have to to practice the teaching in order to realize that the buddha's or with us
and a lot of subject which contains innumerable sectors like the heart cetera
the law sector saying you will become buddha
hobbies would become buddha and also if you practice it isn't you will start practicing and when you practice you will realize boudin and everybody will realize buddha and everybody will eventually start practicing the universe is pushing us into practice
so i welcome your if anybody has any doubts or resistance about whether we should
he wrecked assemble build this falter i welcome your comments but
i don't know what have we won't know until it's finished
but it could be it's not too tall for this room i don't i think that room is big enough for it
yes i would
there's many pieces yes but basically basically there's time
you will be able to see it during work paid today some of you will be able to clean and painted and repair it
if you wish
aaron and i have been working on it for a while have you been enjoying their
yeah i do
and you know i saw this thing and i just felt like the first want to hurt him i thought somebody should take care of these these things coincides i would it would be
use this should be taken care of this is a fine this is a fine product of human wholesome activity to i feel to make it it was tremendous craftsmanship and building this thing
wonderful and his old you know it's it's old
i'm not sure i would i find out but i think it was really in bakersfield and then it went to sacramento and then and then it came to berkeley to this place but they want they built a new beautiful new center and it's on the rat
between du randt the engine on durrant between shattuck and oxford very nice send are very nice people
very good people there
and by the way the building that was and used to be a car dealership
and it was a car dealership i think of us should so buicks and a person who sold them was the person who owned seabiscuit
secure saw the movie see this look to see this guy's got this car dealerships in berkeley
now the buddhist temple
destino i don't know how this all works out
so when i thought i just felt while we should take care of it and lot of other people would like to have it but if got a big room and then send requests he never knew he could never the meetings irritation
to decide to take this thing is like pickles
he was very controversy would take him out
it would take decades to decide to receive it and if they ever would receive it we already have an exalted you you can't really go as it got a fine because ones and beautiful units as we to actually much one is bigger than a nice tall
and this is a funny way so i thought well i must take it and nobody else nobody else ask for it i guess
because the big so we have this nice big room for it and so here it comes i guess from for us to i think i think there will be room for you to the i barely
if necessary you go on the older
that room for you on the altar
he has what
was the unbelievable thing that happened
right can tell you that second and maniac
yeah it does unbelievable it's just inconceivable incalculable you know i just ungraspable amazing
good get please stay right there
unless you want to slip off yes joe

when you took talking about
realize it is
i'm not so much more that i think there's more you can open more that's a nice guy
the grief grief may have no grief doesn't just as i have an end
but you openness does have an end in a sense i mean you you go get one hundred percent and that's it
now what you opening tip doesn't have an end
but since you're open that isn't a problem anymore
yeah you've done your job i just let it love you
side differentiate between getting to the bottom of the grief and getting sort of to the bottom of the openness and you can open all the way but that doesn't mean you get to the bottom of your suffering of the bottom of your sadness it just you do your part in a i don't know how
much sadness or is but i'm like okay bring it on hundred percent open you can get one hundred percent open to something that doesn't have a beginning or hand and nothing does great doesn't have a beginning and end grief is not born does not die
it's only by perverted thought that things are born and die
how do you do i have you
open open to something
well when you're open does not have whelming anymore there's nothing to get overwhelmed but the boy you do it is you you you to send your car turn their a and don't turn the radio on and you just you know keep your eyes open and you watch for the
parking space to open up while you're doing that you don't do anything and you just you notice they start to open
can you open you don't do anything that's it
it's people are often running around busy it out with the radio on driving your car ligaments
and they
they also said then he sit still and as and they open up an article sad and this is just more an act doctor more sad and then as i think the scientists gradually you naturally open when you sit still and quiet but not me to try to open up
but you can get with the flow of ah but you can feel the opener can like use the phone know what comes to mind is human females giving birth you know they just they start to open that we make themselves open but this forces it
this forces at work which open and can kind of your oh yes it's happening there's opening happened to oh yeah in the circle resistant let it go
you don't yet realize how big the thing you're opening up to his
but since you're opening your you're developing your capacity
for it
when you open all the way is nothing hindering itself not going to hurt you anymore
it's a huge thing comes to approach to being that has a small capacity than you get knocked on their way

is a toddler
you can
can you speak up please of a child
there's not coping mechanism that you have to
divert you from it if you're not going to be using medication
which is could be a diversion so there's something else kind of pushing it through it but my experience emotions is that there's other realms where you can be diverted away and then right
not see what's happening right and just recently this week that reminded me of left to say is that i was trying to open to something and i thought
he was rousing which i can try to open to and that will tell me kind of open to categorize it time reflected in thought oh i have thought that i need to open to i have feel insanely to open to and i have
physical sensations so it helped me instead of being overwhelmed by the whole survey which has put me into a state of a catwalk for this
which is clothing yeah caledonia close closer right
how to him
start the process
thank you
i was watching today and my walk i felt
if his death is baker
then my tendency is when i feel something and i am open to live that i get stuck with if you feel something in your open to it get from the river as the first when i when i feel it i'm open to it i experienced then after that
then i get stuck in that express or local experience more of what i just experienced i get stuck in this loop of creating
so i get stuck after that
that i hear that so often so i just said something around or the perfect imperfection of meditation comes through giving it away
as soon as you have this openness and this wonderful meditation then don't wait long before you give it away give it away
give it away then when you give it away another one comes
but if if you if you're taken care of this meditation it's easy to slip into keeping it for a little while
well then
that hurts it
but even if you don't keep it it's even if if you deserve letting it be can actually perfected by
actively giving it make it a gift make it a gift always make everything a gift
always make everything a gift
have you give me he i mean if you miss if you miss than you reveal disclose your lack of faith and practice
yeah you know hockey
i didn't give i didn't really believe in giving or in i didn't practice giving in that case so i confess it
and i confess as a gift not to get away from this slip up but i confess that i held onto this good thing
and i confess it in the presence of the buddhas and bodhisattvas
come and go know they do not need to you
come and go you feel oh yeah we feel that asthma and and actually they they go along with that since we're still in around the funding roof they
by their powers appear to come and go to let us see them coming and going way
so that we can generate
virtue in relationship to something we see because we will see anything that doesn't come and go yet
so say okay the url if you're if you seen coming going on be a coming and going for you
i see them
they don't come and go with them but i see that that they come
i don't need it
yes electric fence and ten religious bigotry
thank you caroline
i started to think when
oh fabulous
he said disclose i figured okay very good thank you thank you so much
in a way i think i will swear the car and there's probably some bigotry and me because i was well but it's not so much bigotry between zan and pure land buddhism but more like bigotry keeping between me and other priests
whether they're zandra pure land sometimes i'm still amazed to see a really good priest of any type
just amazes me and and maybe that maybe i i think will maybe do i expect not to see great peace wherever i go something like that anyway this this priest who showed me the halter he was so or even he was he might say his name was david
but if last name was a japanese name and he was a japanese man you might say
probably his mother parents or grandparents are from japan so but he was very japanese yeah you know the way he like ours and me go before him and his body language was very gracious informal
very gracious and form he just anyway
he was just a really good example of a bodhisattva i thought
i wasn't exactly how like well the poor permanent priests can be so great soccer but it
it it more was like there for i see their practice even know it's different from zana i think it really works to produce priests like him he was really good guy
and he gave his system nice often
and he was so happy holidays
either way they also they also gave us is belle
isbell bell stand
fatima hearing they had to me than too many too many bills can we have learned that knowledge never never came here
okay who wants to strike the bell
some good
this is a bell striker
gary this is your big choose have you done this before with his belt
yeah okay ready
no he wanted us to have this is very happy that we're going to have his bill he's very happy that this despotic this in isaiah you can come and see said i'd love to so we'll get together he can come here and be very happy to see it


we set up

available to be related to
your wish is granted
it's available to be related to
he may have to make an appointment but
have to wait in line yes
yeah had been nice visual space back there yeah because of that this big chimney
yeah that's even up there and this might not be around with debbie we can look to see maybe can fit up there on the second floor and might be right up there that might be nice for a to
we can check out new moving elegant but it's also need to have a separate room for it to soundless will to will experiment with this is
you know
spaces offering itself for wonderful things anything to try to bring up before lunch guess if you is a shrine to the lotus sutra does that physical lotus sutra book
get enshrined on such as
well i thought we could put a lot of stick inside of shakyamuni buddha that might be
the usual actually
to put scriptures inside of buddha statues is this buddha has not been i empower get so we could put the lotus sutra inside to put an english and chinese
i'm sanskrit but we've put closer to inside of it may close up the bottom and empower the statue have to the ultra set up so you can have on
we can have a sort of empowerment of the altar and i'm another statues and attribute for people to write acts and small abusive
yeah i forget because more get lots of people doing it
how i can cram in there

he is just wondering
this conversation
the sutures
getting attention to it becomes a alive or are they alive as the our attention gets drawn to it both
they're alive and our attention is drawn to it but if we don't give our attention to it we don't realize they're alive and we realize their live in some sense to more alive to their life can grow infinitely
as we understand it so the diamond grows by people understanding it but damn is also calling us to pay attention the truth is
pressuring us to pay attention to it
and will we pay attention to it it's more fully realized in our lives
don't come and go
he could say something about thing that changed because i can feel some aspect it wants to like that chance for quality like
yeah sabudana gives us qualities when we're in the lacking splashing mood
but it will give us a quality to latch onto and then we a hold of ten producers you love me and said yes well i took me to tell you
i'm not that way i've always been with you after if i was here with you before you latched onto me and
i will be with you at you let go of me
mere fact i for some people will not actually pay attention to me unless i go so that's a happy sixteen more suture
that's the
when he got that's the eternal life of buddha taught there and the boys sang you i appear to come and go so that people can relate to me get some people as i go they'll they'll say well you know i often use example of
lower first voss mose allison i used to love most allison a jazz player and if it came to my hometown one st point in a blue moon i would go see him
trudged through the snow didn't go to the club he was playing at then moved to san francisco and he lived at the block from zen center i lived there but he performed his a few blocks from vincent on the same street as incident i never went because i feel odd because you know i got some other time i never went to see him because he was always there
and was as encourage you to i felt you know a lot of people hung around this his aggression because they were near him they felt are good defense and it postponed their practice you know they they had the teacher in there very nice teacher but they walked two feet away and then they weren't practicing so you go out with a russian feel good and then walk away
from movement just you know
they in the article for a wound and don't last an unwholesome things that go back to security
he couldn't believe some of the think some of his dear students did when they were just a few feet away from them because we are with him the refine
so the boot goes away so that was sober up and practice the dharma some people will not practice when the borders around the border to coming and going buddha if that food is around a when practice so the bullet gives the coming and going on to encourage some people but those are won't practice
it takes it away or she takes it away and then they start practicing and then realized i've never really went
so they play with this stuff
yeah yes

what this place being where your where the practices
so i sometimes a simple thing is that where the practices his point that he should practice and sometimes even if you don't build an altar
you should
you're on a time you know that every place you go like you're under a tree dollars should be built their accountant can be the trailer for for an hour and a half and you can be meditating whole time and then you go over to garden right so the that place where you practice in the garden there should be an alter their there should be shrine there but then you move on and go
i live in a vast valley are you live in a sewer
say actually you don't have time to build all each patient go other than realize
i try should be built here because i'm practicing
because the practices this is a holy place
so dogan didn't have the energy to build a shrine in his death room they didn't the energy to read or have somebody write the calligraphy
so he was just walking around remembering that every and even feed the different places he was standing in the room each one of those places was the place where he was practicing and there is where the buddha enter nirvana if you're walking over to the bathroom when you die you die halfway between the halter in the bathroom the place you die if your pract
guessing that's where buddha enters by nirvana so the point is is here it's this place this place and in that place where the practice is happening this is the sacred place in the world and everybody does practicing has that place and you should build an altar there too
but sometimes you not there very long so you can't build an altar
but from how this physic things come into our life so we're just taking care of it
but every place for practicing taking care of it is the altar and then there's this thing for us to orient towards but if we don't practice with the altar then really folders dead
i think to concentrate to to concentrate on to dorian towards
the pay attention to like girls a case for of the book a serenity the boot is walking along with his group he stops points of the earth is as this is a good place to build a sanctuary a shrine
hinder the king of the gods picks up up
they the brass sticks in the grounds as the altars built
such this place that were practicing together an altar should be built here

well the differences is that that that one required at and stiff dear
sovereign of the of the deities to put it in the ground that was a different situation
you know we don't if we had and we had injury here i'm sure we'd find a blade of grass
incalculable a wonderful
so there are different alters i suppose this is an old one given as a gift to us to take care of
we as much country and the altar you the up it's an altar for concentrating on the true dharma
it's an older to and for the true dharma that's the point of the altar it's a place in the world for us to focus on the truth which will help this world that's the point of it but you can get distracted also buy anything including halter to the truth you can
forget that the culture there
for the truth for wisdom
this is a gringa we have a beautiful alder of magician you can you can forget them under issues there
so we can remember perfect wisdom
they homage to perfect wisdom right you forget that some people might forget that occasionally even though they're going to send out there today they might occasionally
forget oh yeah perfect wisdom right
but they might remember to some people do remember now and have you noticed
after you have hundred
it sounds
having altered everywhere this week
the every place in time
takes it as to like it so
basically yeah
same to the whole heartedly and yes make for the authors absolutely and it's not ready
there's always engaged yeah
the gators i'm not right to have it can be a cards and altered
wherever the buddha is is out and a boat is everywhere all the time you remember that it's not the truth is are provided but if you don't remember it you know realize that if you remember is an older
but then you might also you know some people make these vanity license plates saying the altering or something
are the lotus or enough
for sl
doesn't mean i can get can decorate your older it's okay the of time
yes that laura
yeah it's called the ginger com when you find your place right where you are the practice occurs realizing the universe
so let's the way when you find your place that yards and halter and they are you realize
the unifying truth of the universe
so now
he can i think i'd like to stop know so we can build an altar
the i greased up and then this afternoon i will tell you i will try to convey to the the wonders that led up to this
this passage for shogun walked around when he was done
and now we can say some boys off allows if you want
may i
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