Entering and Embodying Truth 

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i think someone commented
last week that some discussion was
abstract and that
we talked about finding a way to her you know ground our conversation
at the same time i am
i want to kind of want to say some things that are
possible to be seen as are experienced as i abstract
if i may and i already did while you are sitting
one of the
yeah one of the suggestions of a lot of people who think about justice is that
i'm just as is basically about
one of the basic things by justices has to to do with equality
and that equality is a i think go
some people call it a m
a regulative principle of justice
or on a critical criterion of justice something you a criterion you can use
two or critique whether justices he has been realized
and so i mentioned that there is the expression that
the sitting
in the
zen tradition
that i'm
part of and at your part of
is ah
suggests that there's a practice of sitting
and that that practice is the same practice
at of all beings and the same enlightenment as all beings very much as about equality and sameness
and we do a ritual like in his room we do a ritual we all kind of ritually do the same practice
we don't we have a formal ceremonial ritual
of all sitting still and basically the same way
are you can say there are some differences among us but at the same time there's something quite there's something the same in the ritual form that with practice here
that ritual that we're doing is not
that's not the way that everybody's the same
because not everybody's sitting all over the world right now
it's a ceremony world that we were we are recognized and open to what is the same among our bags we allow in this way through this ritual
we allow the realization
of what it is that we're all doing the same
and ah and we can weekend and test or what we're welcome to test whether the sameness is equality is starting to take root in our life
what they're doing the ritual
ah formal ceremony of the of sameness
what makes our life more on the realization of the of the equality of all beings
and in the in so-called buddhist tradition the there is this kind of thing about that there was a a buddha historical buddha
and that and that he was more enlightened than anybody around
that not everybody was as much a buddha as he was a broader
and that's kind of an inequality in that
and you could even say the was on its kind of kind of an injustice in that that there was only one buddha at the time of the historical buddha

and if you see that inequality is that an income inequality which benefits everybody
that there was somebody who
really understood reality very very well
and that that an encouragement for us
then to realize the equality of all beings because somebody was unequal in a way that encourage us to discover equality
so his his successors some of his access successors are making the point that
the buddha
the historical buddha who plays the kind of special role of the great teacher
he's he's actually there to help us open to the real buddha
the all inclusive buddha
which is actually the practice of all beings it's the way all beings are practicing together in the same way
he and
ah several weeks ago i brought up the thing about dumb mushrooms
i said mushrooms but i really meant fungi
the mushrooms are the flower of the other fungi that flung guy in a way part of their function is like the function of our of what we often call a bodhisattva
but another way
it's a you could say that the phone the way that they function in the or in the living world
a benefiting themselves and others
he is an example of equality even though the fungi don't function the same way
as other as odd as non fungi
they actually are participating in the practice of equality
in a sense that there are working for equality
among inequality by distributing nutrients
which have developed in access one place to a place where there
ah deficient so there seems to be inequality but their function is to equalise inequality but they seem to be as working for equality
and the beings who are
core in interact with a with them are also part of that process although we don't necessarily give the ones who have excess credit
for distributing their access to the ones who are to who are deficient in fact if they let the phone guy perform that function they are part of the same process
of equalizing
so it's not just a fun guy but somehow the guy
you know ah signal us to look at this way of of stabilizing or destabilizing but equalizing and and but it's not a word dumb tranquilizing another word on
calming ah
the pacific so ah
the day they draw our attention to the process but everybody in in in the system is participating in it and basically they're all working
to we're looking at the way they're all working
for equality and they're all doing the same practice of equality
but each one is also a different way
so all we're all doing things in different ways but there's something which were doing which is the same practice
and that's the practice which is the central practice
the main practice see that's the practice which is the practice by which we
well by which we establish
in realize justice but also by were by which recycles ah establish enlightenment or
wisdom and compassion
and i'm and a trolley wrote a letter at in know about the questioning whether the fung i have intention and whether there could be the activity could be can see seen as compassionate as they don't have intention
and seven thinking about this and i use examples in response to him of the of the scare deer in the scarecrow
and also of suzuki roshi getting bumped from the back and his cabo kind of mechanically bumping into the student behind him i don't know if i emphasized in china to you tonight sorry elizabeth

well as
the scared years this is a bamboo tube
and it just fills up with water and when it's filled with water a tips and poor's out his water and then and then when it pours on its water it it's empty again and then it goes back to its original position but when it goes back to its recent position the bamboo hits a rock and go
and that scares a deer way
you could say that that in a way that's the kind of
it's used as an example of sometimes as the way a boy sought for functions
yeah the day that they perform a function but they don't really deliberate or think about it
they just like they're there and they fill up with water and when they're full with water they dumped their water out when they dump their water out then they go back the original position and make a buck
so but they're not thinking i'm scaring the dear i'm helping the deer or
and you could say was scared scaredy as kind of a nonviolent way of keeping the deer out of the garden which is what is one reason why a person puts it there but
for some people it's not the point the scared here is not really to scare the deride it's actually it's kind of entertainment that you experience when you go to visit asian gardens but are you know you hear this book and he represents the bamboo gravity water sound the you know it's it's not scaring a
dear way necessarily at that when you experience it in the daytime
although call a scary dear
but he it's it's it's relating to you but it's not relating to you and a conscious way
and charlie weasley he will let them sound like compassion to me because there's no intention there
it is said and i think it's very helpful to mention that the buddhist sometimes says that among all sentient beings the bodhisattvas the most excellent and other words bodhisattvas are living beings
but it may be the case at all though bodhisattvas are living beings that doesn't mean that
a boy suffers or only living beings that living beings is one of the things body soft it can be
i just propose that to you when you look at living beings one of the most excellent type of living being is the boy sofa
but boy sat there may not be just limited to living beings
buddha's are not strictly speaking living beings because living beings is a technical term actually meaning unenlightened
not completely enlightened living beings are called living beings buddha's think about enlightened arlo
i'm not living beings anymore
body surface are those who become buddhas
but i guess i'm suggesting the possibility and this is a debate you know that the that this is a debate in in in the in asian tradition that has been transmitted to the west now called buddhism
the body surface can be something more than living beings and whether buddha's actually are you know not just living beings who are couple enlightened
and there is there is the suggestion even a time of the historical buddha suggested
that there is a true body of buddha and that there is a transformation body of buddha
the true body of buddha is formless
it's like emptiness
filled with compassion is like a it's like a vast nurse
filled with love
but also buddha can take the form of a human being
but buddhists could also take other forms besides human beings
and then even later after the boot after the historical buddha passed away they developed the idea of another type of buddha which is a third body of buddha which is called the the first one's called the true body the other one's called the transformation by
body and and a third body called the body of bliss
is another kind of buddha
which is the in some sense it is the joyful social life or bodhisattvas
it is the joyful appreciation that the formless
true buddha can be transformed into forms in this world and to appreciate that relationship is it is a joyful a reward how faithfully studying the forms that buddha can take and and the formless true body of buddha
and at
the so
yeah so when charlie was trolley with suggesting that he couldn't quite see the the mushroom justice or mustard compassion because it didn't have intention i thought of this case the story is and story where one zen teachers talking to another zen teacher and he says
the the ones end result was zen teacher number one says to the other one
the true a central body of buddha is like vast space
it it manifests in response to beings
i don't think it's a living beings i think if the beings but critics living beings but anyway manifest in response to beings like the moon reflected in the water
and zen master number one system as zen master number two how would you describe this
this process of manifestation
or this process of transformation and zen master number two said it's like a donkey looking
add or into a well
and you can picture that well as looking into looking into a dark hole
are you can picture looking into a dark hole in and at there's some watered down to bottom
which could conceivably reflect the donkeys face either way anyway
is he says it's like a donkey looking into a well
and zen master one says that's pretty good got eighty per cent and then master number two says well how about you and zen master number one says it's like the well looking at the donkey
and then there's a poem which kind of reflects this which is ah
that says the
the flowers
consciously fall
into the flowing water
and the flowing water unconsciously carries the fallen flowers
so part of the process is you know of of a living being like us in our normal way of thinking and so on and with intentions we can look at something
which doesn't really have intentions
which is like vast space
but when we look at this thing
it responds to us for example it can reflect our face
and we can see our face reflected in it
or even if we can't see our face the fact that we can look at it
are looking at it is actually it's response to us
but it's response to it isn't really like its thinking to respond to as it just when we look at it
are looking at it is it's response
it doesn't think to have it doesn't think to do what we're doesn't think to do our response to it it just that's what it is
so there is a relationship between
what doesn't have intention in and what does have intention and we karmic beings do have intentions
there's something about us that the same
and that thing that's a that's the thing we're all doing which is the same as not our intentions
and i also mentioned the other in last weekend or so the weekend before at know abode
i talked about
the the practice of know abode of not abiding
and i mentioned the then as an expression which is in zen practice you first you clean the temple and then you sit
and that relates to a story
ah which is a i was a zen monk was sweeping the ground was sweeping the temple grounds cleaning the temple grounds and he wanted his dharma brother came to him and said you're too busy
and one who was cleaning the temple said you should know the one who is busy cleaning the temple said you should know that there's somebody who's not busy
and the one who accused him of been busy said than other two moons
and the one with the broom raised his promises which moon is this and first guy walked off
so in a ways and practices first of all you clean the temple
first of all your busy cleaning the temple first of all your busy calming down maybe
sitting still together with other people cleaning the temple
ordering your mind
getting ready for justice
for the practice of equality
kind of busily clean visit busily get ready
for the same practice and the same enlightenment as all beings which of course i can't do that
there's somebody who's not busy
not busy like getting things all arranged the one is not busy is the what is the same practice and the same enlightenment as all beings that's not busy has not doing something
that's the non-binding ungraspable reality of our life together and from there
from there we had we read we have a great resource which can enter our lives
and imbue our lives with this equality with this resource for justice
ha yes linda does your question
well you know is it will moon is sometimes an image for truth
either to truth one truth is that we're busy you know what we all we all have our intent we all we all have our intentions in our vows to be compassionate we all have our intentions to clean the temple and calmer mind and be good human beings and practice justice
stuff sometimes some people are busy being you know forgetting about the practice but then they sometimes remembrance a all i should practice i will be good if i practiced it will be good if i clean my mind and clean the temple and straighten out my relationship with everybody
as one reality
the other reality is if somebody who's not busy
there's somebody who's not into like clean in the temple or dirtying the temple or calming the mind are practicing justice
there's somebody who's just the way we're all the same
there's somebody who just the way we're working together
and the way we're working together is the same were all doing the same practice of working together there's not too practices it was all working together to just one and we're all equally involved in it
we're making different contributions men make one contribution women make another contribution old people young people trees mountains fungi everybody's contributing to this and some beings like fungi some people are saying wow they're really into kuala
today i mean their nature is equalizing and harmonizing
but actually the buddha looks at us and see the same thing but that's not busy-ness
that's the way all the businesses working together as one practice so the guy said either two moons one that's not busy and one that is busy others two moons and the guy doesn't say yes there are no they're not he is raises his broom and says which one is this
is is the busy one
is this the cleaning the temple one i'm i'm not clean a cup of homemade broom in air
if this business or just not business
they're really not too because they're not business
but one practice
is not separate from all the different practices it's the way all the different practices are the same practice
and tuning into that and giving ourselves to that and also getting our business to ceremonies which celebrate
this source of righteousness and i also am
we we mentioned you already that on the book and the cover of the book being upright there's this chinese character which is
what mean ceremony or ritual
and on the on the left side has the character for a person on the right side has the character for righteousness of justice so ceremony
is the union of the person and justice
it's a way to to formerly practice to realize justice
and it's open to being tested about whether the ceremonial life is actually realizing justice realizing equality realizing the same practice in the same enlightenment as all beings
so now this practice here were all sitting you can clearly see that this ceremony is indicating pointing to the same practice
some other ceremonies you have like a leader and sort of like a chorus or you know a leader at the head of a procession see have sometimes in the ceremony
some difference as has also another way to have difference in the ceremony to see if we can find the same as when there seems to be difference
and so on
a way that i like that this as whitmore which moon is this and the other guy doesn't say it's this morning that moon it is walks off
so i think i understand now
how way
rock or a dear stair can have a passion
maybe i can try this out
my jacket before was the compassion or something
needed intention and so if if a dear stair heading to head compassion it must be because somebody intentionally built it and that's what was coming through it but and that could be the person who built the deer scare could have done it for compassionate reasons so there would be the compassion of that per
but it sounds like even that compassion is nice
the compassion of buddha the best
more taste in the person gets busy and yeah the compassion did that the gears your house is also a compassionate and i have you have
but that's the one is not busy yeah and
my confusion stems from
sort of trying to
have these words continue to have meaning because if we just say everybody has compassion and on every thing is compassion
sort of like will can't we just get another word for that stuff and then keep going what i normally think of his compassion like one thing because i see a difference between me you know walking an old lady across the street and
a dear stair operating theatres that i see the distinction between okay construct constructors every secretary you helping someone across the street
you can you can see that actually are you could see that the deer scare is in that action to that's not only like you the human being wants to help this person across the street that you have the intention of
of protecting their their well being
there's that
but you don't have to just you don't have to separate that from the deer scare because causes and conditions come together to fill you with that intention when you know when you see this person there is an element by which you help them where you're not busy
and that that is operating at the same time there's one who is not busy accompanying the one who's busy
and there's a difference between the one is busy helping the person across the street and one was not busy whose their accompanying him every step of the way
so they're different but they're not separate
is the one who is busy the one is
the one who thinks he has free will to make that decision to do it and you could have two different guys on is on the street one who's helping the lady across the street because he wants to help her the other one who's thinking he has free will and wants to help with a lady across the street he could have a third one who thinks he has free will and doesn't want to help
a was the three different busy guys is it
hot is it a different kind of compassion
ah i wouldn't say actually a different kind but different quality of the three of three types but all three are accompanied by the one who's not busy
if you help people
it's good to remember when you're helping them that there's somebody who is not busy that's what the that's what the stories about he doesn't say you shouldn't clean the temple it just says when you clean the temple i can say you're busy to you i can you say you're too busy but too busy maybe means you're so busy you forget the one who is not busy
but then you tell me i haven't forgotten that are mere fact i'll tell you you should remember that when i'm sweeping like mad i'm actually there's one who's not busy who's with me
so the one is not busy is is antidote for the purification
of the one who is busy the one who is not busy is the one who reminds the one who is busy being kind
not to abide in that kindness not to grasp that kindness
now if you just practice not abiding
that's not enough you have to ten practice known abiding
in the realm of being compassionate in way of having the intention to be compassionate that's that's the transformation of this not abiding into a compassionate being responding to people and sometimes the way the person responsible think oh he's so kind
but in the case of suzuki roshi
the person who told me the story of hear of him thought suzuki situation has been will mean to the guy
he does rush his elbow was like poking the guy to say you don't pay attention don't come running into the room he saw that he sought that is a volitional act i saw it as a mechanical act
just due to the energy interaction of the bodies and i could also imagine suki roshi letting it go as a mechanical act in other words not thinking oh i just poked him and that was really cool
i'm not thinking oh i poked him and that'll teach him a lesson but just you know
maybe not even thinking on my body served this purpose
but to serving the purpose serving the function with no idea that she served it and you're teaching the student maybe to be careful when he comes from the room so it has run into the teacher and get elbowed into this in the stomach
so as different views of what happened there and i have i think it's okay to have some decoration thinking that he's poking the guy along with with somebody who's not busy who just mechanically did it
but sometimes we we lose track of the mechanical side of things
not in other words we think we're in control we don't see the causes and conditions that give rise to our intentions
so there there
ah there's some other people their hands or is fred and and john
for away to
study and practice provided nine abiding your chest one i wish to enter the way of mother by the yes
but i can't see the parallel between mother binding and justice in the following way
when i consider justice is about allocating
ah positions some people
righting wrongs
so forth
nothing that i see their the with another by the
yeah that's what you just give an example of didn't ring out not abiding particularly but it did ring out a kind of inequality
i thought you were sort of describing situations of inequality
justice may be concerned with
introducing equality were there has been inequality that it's true
not quite in the way in which
our practices could serve
for he talked about some kind of universal equality
yeah right and that universal equality i think is part of what stimulates us to be concerned with equality in the realm of business
that we want to keep testing in the realm of were there seems to be difference
for whether she's to be in inequality we want to test this universal and quality we want to realize this universal equality
and as far as the one who was not busy
could that one be in the realm of
perhaps even the unborn
and as also said that the sort another way to talk about this is the source and of justice is on construct the unconstructive stillness of each moment of our life
but that takes with a matter of the pragmatic down altogether
you could say it takes it out over or you could say that that accompanies the pragmatic rome it's always it doesn't you don't ask the realm in which will actually live and it's a question of waking up to the realm where we're actually living which it weren't for things are unconstructive how can we record
smoke school
i bow one basic way i'm i'm talking about reconciling them is by practicing rituals
where you were what you're doing is devoted to realizing that which is formless and ungraspable
to see if you can do the rituals
uk any to see the new rituals with not trying to get anything or grasp anything because what you're trying to realize is something which is not something you're in a game but the way you already really are and not something you're gonna grasp because the way you are as ungraspable
now a certain things we do in our life
the reason for doing them is because you want to grass something
so that's a route that you know it's hard to use that as an example that's why we have special practices like coming and sitting here where we can actually consider that would come here and sit in yoga room for half an hour without trying to get anything as matter of fact just to be together and discover without trying to gain
the same practice as all beings are like totally agree with you
what i'm saying is that
in the practice room we're not trying to gain read right is the just as well it's all about the game and loss know i would disagree sir i'm just saying that there's realms where you don't dare make what you're doing a ritual
and then and then you think what you're doing is not used to get something and again something
and in that realm i would say you will have injustice
that's the realm of injustice is what we're trying to get something and where we fleetingly feel if some justice but basically it's mostly inequality and difference in that realm so if we can see once you realize the truth than anything you do
is a ritual
the more you can realize that what you're doing is ritual the more you read the more you realize that everything you do as ungraspable and you can't abide anything and when you open to that you find the same practices all beings and then that becomes your resource for demonstrating justice in the world
where people are into gain and loss
just come along with
this to about the relationship between not a binding and justice
it's a work for justice often requires dedication
business is you know
i'm offering in very contentious circumstance yeah yeah content to circumstances and that's particularly true of what we call distributed to distributive justice often involves contention or confrontation
and that's part of the work yeah and and i went out to is can also be
can take a long time can be very slow to be very frustrating as i used to have the person asking about it
using between dedication and even know
and i collect a fee
the righteousness of a particular course of action
but not if i okay yeah so you bring up several things one is our work backwards faith in the righteousness of something faith faith with something as righteous are just okay so that's a kind of business
now can you be practice not abiding with that business
can you can you not a can you practice not abiding with that sense of righteousness and then go right ahead perhaps in many cases to work more for that righteousness sometimes stick to to sort of shell the whole project sometimes to see you're totally sometimes to see that sometimes to see or the thing that's not righteous ass
after all
and you can even totally but he caught turn around on your view
and not abiding will help you be able to turn around and sometimes term it back to where you be a good before and be just a dedicated to the whole process
and you also said it may take a long time
yes but if this is a process which is more and more than a long time this is an ongoing process it is no end to it if you wish to accomplish certain things that's fine but that's just more business
but i don't mean to demean business because we do need to clean the temple but the temple never stopped being cleaned
it never stopped reading it you never stop com in your mind there's no end to it and no beginning to it
but you still keep trying to clean temple you still try to calm your mind you still try to accomplish certain projects you still try to set up situations where people will actually struggle with
the distribution of of of goods all that stuff could be good
now can you remember that to he's not busy all the time while you're doing that somebody's not abiding in this there was somebody's practicing wisdom at the same time as this project which i think is a good project but i'm not abiding in my view of it is a good product
i'm not stuck in it i don't wanna be stuck in it or if i am stuck in it i want to admit i am stuck
so if you can't be enthusiastic about which if you can enthusiastically clean
then unenthusiastically clean
but whether you unenthusiastically cleaning are working for some purpose or enthusiastically still there's somebody who's not busy no matter what you're doing if somebody was not busy and remembering that
is what makes the activity the activity of the bodhisattva of the of enlightened the enlightened process and justice is one of the areas
to work on to develop enlightenment it this one of the mit very important issues to work on
and i i just you know
it brings up all kinds of temptations i will say to forget about the one was not busy because this is so important just as is so important that forget about the one who is not busy and let's just get the busy one who establishes justice to work harder
yeah that's fine but i don't forget about the one is not busy
some make your hard work
for righteousness make it a ceremony
like you like you're sitting is the ceremony you're not doing it to get something you're doing it to do that you're not doing this work to get to accomplish something you're doing it to do the thing you're doing that's all because you understand that were just as really is is in the way
and nothing nothing can be grasped the point of justice's to make people happy
right and at peace
but people are never going to be happy if they're grasping things
whatever world you right now

isn't the way
did you say how ceremony gets in the way of the non abiding hotdog mary
yeah dogmatic ritual would get in a way of not abiding however when you do dogmatic ritual your settings and duck
cause you you've set yourself up or in a yoga class if your dogmatic about the yoga postures you're a sitting duck for the teacher who says less yeah you got the posture but you're holding a pasta rigidly that's not the posture
but your new kind of might listen to the teacher for a little while but maybe not maybe just reject the teacher get another teacher doesn't talk that way
but anyway and then we had these rituals and then we'll see it as a student actually like it dogmatic about him
or is the teacher dogmatic a bottom
but if the students dogmatic about it is like that's what that's one of the main purposes of the ceremony to see if they'll make this into another business
because they're not supposed to be busy with these ceremonies
this was to be just doing them to do them with no gaining idea and no attachment and the teacher supposed to be sad because they were gonna do the ceremony upside down today and students as great
i heard this region was about is doing things backwards and forwards and finally we're not going to do it the same always wonderful yes we are changed my mind
so yeah that can happen but in other areas where you get dogmatic like dogmatic about you know your kids having decent education than people don't sit there who's gonna tell you will forget that like go of that stop clinging to that was going to say that to you who you must say that he
in document the kids say at your dad could you know don't worry about education or problem school
no the teacher candidate forget a john listen up shop abiding
you're biting and a good education who gonna tell you that unless she bring a zen master to school with you
and who says to john you're getting a little busy here and you're forgetting about the one is not busy in this you know education reform me trying to establish your
so with find some area where you will sort of when he caught a
plate yourself put yourself in plate put your truth and plate i plight thee my troth
play your truth about righteousness or whatever is some situation where that means we're somebody can call you on not a on abiding in an interview and then and then by trading in that realm and learning what is like to be totally dedicated to some ritual without any attachment than it can extend and other areas
are you working wholeheartedly to establish something wholeheartedly working to do good legal work good medical work good yoga teaching good whatever righteous
equality all that you're working polished of in the busy realm but you're open to people busting you for being busy and checking to see you remember there's somebody who's not busy
but what realms the people say to you and you know and if you expand beyond those around you maybe have to tell other people i just want you know i'm here to do good but also want you to know that i'd like you to give me feedback on whether i get roped in worked up into a froth about this
i give you permission to bust me on that
you have to tell people otherwise they think all he's come to degrading and he's on a trip to with that that's just normal he's not trying to like
get in touch with reality he's just trying to do what he thinks is right he just a busy guy
it doesn't want to hear about the on busy one he's not as instant
yes vira

number of other people
people became

he mean people were trying to be can be the best helper of the patients

me and
hey here
you know it's just because people are getting paid
was shy
my reaction was what i don't need this
i'm back here and she said up to you
come back
and then i thought it was more important
yeah go there and be with the busy people and remember the one who not busy
and showed and and be better at showing the other people that one's not busy than their sure you was one not busy

so some people practice you know remember the one who is not busy so long that they go into situations where they're getting paid or not getting paid and where the really being competitive and they and they actually show people how to remember the one who is not busy without even saying
and people and people are even know who it is this teaching to remember the one is not busy
the one who's teaching them to remember that one is not busy might be the one who seems to be the most competitive
you know he's being so competitive that he makes all the other people realize how stupid they are for being competitive and they all just you know they're all be competitive and they see this one guy who been so competitive the ago
that wasn't the reason we came here after all was it we came are actually just to be not busy with these people
and actually alzheimer's people they can also learn this if somebody in the room is not been busy vacant learn about the on busy one because their business is their problem they're they're busy in a way to you know a problem for them and other people write the guy special kind of business
but they could be taught the on busy one to if there was somebody in the room who knew how to remember that it's not somebody who knows how to be in on busy one cassettes that's not the i'm busy when the i'm busy one is the one that's with all of us
so you can go back there and compete be more competitive than they are
coming from your remembering on busy one be more busy be so busy that everybody remembers the on busy one
you can also be a fun guy
oh yeah and you could also be he could also be a fun guy
in the sense of of taking the excess competitiveness away from others and taking it over into the areas where there's not much competitiveness redistribute the competitiveness
to some you know to the low intensity and competitive areas
we are thinking about it just naturally do it barely even knowing that you did it and yet the whole situation sometimes becomes more just
as a reflection as an expression of the
there were all doing the same practice together norbert

something went on to your system
he exuded it
you extrude it

he just said
come from the place
coming from
yeah yeah right
and there's some situations where i think many of you know like
in some of the kind of nice schools we send our kids do with in a really nice schools where they pay the teachers less but the schools better like with called private schools and they they teach the kids you know not to be so competitive
but some of those teachers are really
caught up in the great work of teaching these kids not to be so competitive
and they are teach him to be not competitive but they're also teaching them to abide in not been competitive and the other schools are teaching him to be competitive in their teaching aldo obeid and being competitive so
either way
he can go either way

the middle way there's he had the middleweight the middle way is actually
that's the that's the equality is a middle way and his room it's all inclusive and it's it has rung for everybody is on a trip
for our it has room for everybody was abiding in their activity this everybody's allowed to be there and everybody
can learn the middle way
it's it's returned to do anything to learn it
you're already doing enough
okay i'll see see one one place
and yet you separate
the me
see that
one has to live for the non busy
the world
disconnect from the part new day is that
and the one work and
live from a place out that number
make us wise fear of separation is part of
that where we live all day long yeah but to really be just be compassionate for all those things one i see it as when i come from that place that i am not like him and i may be the busy world and remember and on devi
it helps it done
noel is
what helps
i agree with you and you said some hard to remember doesn't help but then you change it to a dozen it helps but the i'm still caught in an office kind of busy world
i don't feel like i'm coming back and place
nanda devi it automatically yeah
yeah well i'm i'm saying i agree with you but the part that i think maybe we the that we don't agree on maybe you do agree but i don't know if you do is i'm saying that if you want to realize
that source a compassionate source of the not busy when i'm saying that you have to do a practice of remembering or something like remembering or ceremonially enacting the one who's not busy otherwise you will get out of touch with it it's it's not your not separate from it but you can
get distracted from it
so i'm proposing to that you have to do some practice
otherwise you get out of touch with it
but so remembering as one practice a chicken do and and doing anything you do could could be a practice of remembering not doing things are not abiding anything could be but you have to pick something that you think it's reasonable for you
you must like sitting here is one example
for sitting here all doing the same thing as a ceremony related to all doing the same thing all doing the same thing is another way to say not being busy
can the same sentence not abiding is
something that we're all doing or all doing that all the time
if we we're abiding we couldn't we will be dead we wouldn't be able to exist is because we're not abiding that we can be alive that's the way we are but if we don't do a ceremony celebrating not abiding
her celebrating this compassion which is not just grasping idea of compassion but the actual way we're supporting each other if we don't do a ceremony i say we miss it
and one ceremony is called remember there's somebody who's not busy
always with you all day long
there's somebody who's not abiding and that can be called your true nature
but it's not true like better than you're busy nature
is just the nature from which your business can become justice
and without that one even the most just thing can turn ah one and what turn sour if you grasp it and cling to it and start beating people over the head with
any value you have if handled with not adjust with non attachment and would not abiding any value can be an instrument of healing and justice
and the opposite of it can be too
but any good and he just an example of justice that you hold onto becomes undermined as justice
but it's hard to remember to do the ceremony of not abiding to hard to remit remember to the ceremony
of be mindful that there's somebody
who's not busy
hard to remember that there is somebody who is this somebody is the same practice as you and all beings that somebody
and that somebody is totally with all the businesses
and adores them all love them all
and because it loves them all without abiding in them it saves them that again got a principal if you want to say beings you have to remember that there's no beings to save
and while you're saving beings that remember you it is there wasn't one being saved
and one of the beings to you want to save as the being called is the concept of justice at the being that we want to save so i want
did we want to take care good care of this justice concept we want to talk about justice and see if you can do it and and be busy about it
some will be somewhat busy about the concept of justice in this series of classes
at the same time
keep in touch with the source of justice equality
which we can't get a hold up which can't own which i can't possess
he called is not a busy thing
so how do i bring that equality
which is not busy into the business of talking about equality and justice
he didn't feedback back

you didn't give me some feedback you nodded i got your name right
oh that the word ambitious
times i wonder when i was doing my yoga practice or the city
ambitious enough been working hard enough in my other ah
right edison curious a on the side society one can be ambitious in as innocent
virginia city practice in one can be ambitious than yeah that they're their fighter
one his his his ambition that bad word know it's a good or bad it's a good word all words are good words
evil is a good word to
so ambition and cleaning are similar words
when you queue clean you might have the ambition to be a to be to do cleaning you might also have the ambition to get some to get the reply to get the place clean that might be going too far
i'm like on the cleaning thing
it's like i'm cleaning and then some people come in and start dirtying while i'm cleaning and i might want to kill them
so that would be like abiding you know in the cleaning
i might be ambitious to sit really well or to practice yoga really well
that's kind of like i wish to i wished to do the thing called practicing yoga well i wish to do that that's what i want to do but i don't abide in that so if you come and tell me to stop it i can consider stopping when i would like to do because although i'd like to do that but i'd really like to do is have just
doesn't this world
and not get hung up on the things i wanna do like
blah blah but this could that could that righteousness righteous that so i want to do these things but i just want to do these things i don't want to do the things to get something i want to give myself to these things there's many things and i wish to give myself to these things this is where i wanna give my life
these are opportunities for me to give my life
that's that's why
the scared deer or
i just be that completely and then hopefully do with some people are watching to see if you're getting hung if you're biding in it
you know invited people to like interact with you and give you feedback and see if you get hung up on on the good things you wanna do or if you were wondering bad see if you get hung up on that too
you might find out that you get less hung up on the bad things you're doing them the good things you're doing
people say yeah you're you know you are really cruel when you said that but i i really felt like you are not abiding in it that was great
you know it was really bad what you did but the way you did it will like i really felt that he really worth worth holding on there
annie and and you may see yeah that's right i've that i was really good that way i am what i have more troubled not not abiding what i'm doing good
i would i would like sunday tricks to expand into doing good too but i kind of stay away from because i i get so attached to it when i do it so i'm i'm staying on the more and evil areas

yeah zealand


yes right

right right

i just excuse me for saying again but when you're trying to do something good and you start to not even when you start to notice that you want to like
act that way you're just demonstrating towards people who are interfering with you're doing is good thing
but even before it gets that bad that you'd just when you start to do something good say
i want to remember that the one who's not busy when i start this project have been busy doing this good thing of taken care of my cats i really like to be a good caregiver to my cat i like to do that and it didn't most excellent cat care caregiving
i really would but i also want to remember there's somebody who's not busy doing this the same time then a friend starts to interfere with my project
you know i can possibly you know not abide and fred interfering too and then will have justice between me fred and the cat
but if i start getting agitated and exit oh i think i forgot something here i yeah i forgot the one who is not busy because i'm like totally busy during his great thing and i'm like super wonderful
and if anybody interferes with me
too bad for them

by the way do you remember the one is not busy right now
are you tying the story

well that's close
as clothes
and so when you tell your stories
of great successes and you tell your stories of whoa remember there's somebody who's not telling any stories right there with you was always there with you gotta remember that one too
dash do not abide in the story you're telling of your life with the people
with vigour in vim and enthusiasm tell him or tell him anyway whatever way you tell them
don't forget the one was not telling any stories
then you can tell you stories even more enthusiastically more joyfully
or you can stop counting stars
and feel you're just as much help
he go even go anyway you're free
at that point and then don't abide in that and then you're free
you for freedom
this is an interesting time for me because i could really get involved in political junkie just like
get involved in all the dramas and i find myself telling me stories but i see kind of a park it's kind of was like as compulsion and i get involved and i go when i got another some point kind of falls away fit but it's almost i am to i don't have to
so caught up sometimes
if you know i him like a lot of guilt about being caught up than the drama you know about judging taking really strong views but then on the other hand sometimes he gets to a point where it kind of falls away and i kind of feel like were fully booked
was really incredibly only i was really out of a limb and i feel like sometimes when interacting with someone that level i just feel like much closer to her
i realize how on the brink i was how caught up and i'm really experiencing of office
you know and it's a kind of a function of this system
whatever the my involvement and just like listening to the but i inevitably keys into the justice they had to me this whole idea of justice like you talk about forms you know kind of a ritual form of city is in substance kind of of the nine for not when i but it has less emotional
charge you can make an emotionally charged but it's a safer form fit but filter justice form of is so volatile it's it's a real weird going to work with because he most of us have like yeah really strong reaction he i'm offering this class
to extend our practice into a new and and difficult arena which we haven't done much before i'm doing that partly because
i think it's really essential at this time in history but also i think because
the buddhism has not articulated how to do this very well so this is you know this is a new area of extending and applying the basic principles a bodhisattva activity to a new and challenging arena
appreciate appreciate you doing this with me thank you
some reason something that

talked about
in a situation
learning to not too much
be a lot more effective
karen lot care tremendously but not too much
even so even though some people who you really love want you to care too much
even though some people who really love want you to care less than you do
so now you have a baby who will soon be tell you cool the mom
cool chill mom
i was a favourite
i was
next weekend
thank you
because i just feel as though

anybody else not can be here wants to sigma
more classes interesting history
that last one
innocence yes
have anything to say for like fleas
the classes are being recorded in their own network said
i'm i'm sorry i can actually could have had one more class but i bought a ticket to london
that leaves next that leaves the tuesday after next i could have left a day later i i gave myself too much more time than necessary to recover from jet lag i realized
but now is the tickets bought so this is the last house know next week we have no classes but i i could have another one after that i realized if i have i was getting myself more time than i needed to acclimate to from the trip
we can easily by

hey i'll be back
so yeah so stephen i'm simply just to you that you have them practice
to to let this thing that's always with you
take over your life
and permeate your business yet a practice to keep inviting this thing into the busy-ness
sought the business is more and more informed
but i'm non busy
and i i think if you keep inviting it will you gradually the business will become perfumed with uneasiness or if you keep doing it for many years
and then you can like really care about things but not too much just the right amount and be nice him
you know competent like are really care and i don't abide in that i'm like totally here for you and that you know under somebody was not busy about that
and it lets you be more involved in a bit in the busy world actually
more wholeheartedly busy
because you're not stuck in it
because this we sometimes do we think well me if i just a little bit less involved that i would get stuck so i get out is gradually get less and less involved than i won't get care dental care too much
huh okay well are we have a more class and that please if you have rough
problems cohen's about this please bring him next week
for to contribute thank you very much