Zen Meditation as the Bodhisattva Precepts

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he saw the the
the zen master tory
says when i'm a student of the dark
observe them
true form of the universe
i see that everything is
the unfailing manifestation of
the miraculous light up the borders
and that the and he says even if
even if some was cruel to me even if someone that i've been kind to is cruel to me
i should
extend a mind of great compassion to them
and by extending this mind
when the may have maturity and buddha's wisdom
and the mind extends interference from us out to all beings and from all beings to us the extension is
from us outward and from others into us
so we say embrace and sustain or beings but that
that expression which is translated embracing sustain
can also me be embraced and sustained
so i vowed to embrace and sustain all beings and i vow to be embraced and sustained by all beings in both directions
extend this mind and let the mind be extended into you
when i a student of diamonds see the way things are i see that that's the way they are
but i don't see it with my perception
this extending
the light of buddhists and this outward and receiving it this this mutual them illumination is imperceptible
so there's a little world where we perceive things
but a cigarette he said even the little visible world where we perceive things it's big enough to have problems
it's big enough to be afraid
so we practice zazen in a perceivable world where we have a body that sits cross legged the zendo with other human beings and so on but we also sit zazen in an invisible world and imperceptible world
and the two worlds are inseparable
the imperceptible and the perceptible are inseparable
and we said
with are perceptible world and are perceptible world is totally intimate with the imperceptible world
and i don't know if it if the imperceptible was surrounds the perceptible world or
compose the interpenetrates it or is inside of it the imperceptible is beyond such judgments
so it can be inside outside and totally interpenetrating
we sit in both those worlds we sit in the perceptible
and we practice compassion with the perceptible
and we practice compassion
with what we can't see to and will receive compassion for opera can't see
the way we're being helped we can see
in a small perceptible way but the way we're actually being helped is inconceivable and also the way we're helping we can see and imperceptible way like
i'd like to help you and then i do and you say thank you that was helpful and everybody's happy about that that's fine
but sometimes i might try to be helpful people say that was not helpful and i hear it was not helpful
and i may be say i hear you
and i might feel sorry but i might not go sorry i might feel like while i tried and i was unsuccessful i accept that that maybe that was a good lesson for me
sometimes i feel like well i didn't do what i wanted to do and i'm sorry because i didn't do it i wanted to do
but anyway there i am in the perceptible world making an effort me making an effort
i accept that i i see things that way sometimes like situation said
i don't like it but my mind seeds two kinds of students
but really there's only one kind of student
and that one can student is the unfailing manifestation of the light of buddhist wisdom the one kind of student is a student who is being supported by everybody
sailing manifestation the light of buddha's wisdom and that one kind of student is supporting all beings that's the one kind of student there is but that is imperceptible and how that one student at one kind of student
his pockets what we all really are how that so is imperceptible inconceivable an unstoppable an unceasing and saw
it's one of the contexts of our practice and the other is the perceptive and understanding of one manifests the other and the my understanding of the other makes the one liberated we don't have to liberate the way we're helping each other well
some sense we do have deliberated so that it can penetrate the realm of the perceptible
so in the realm of perception
thank you very much for making me a delicious lunch
in the realm of perception thank you very much from getting those cards ready
ah barbers family and
frazier's family thank you
in around the set perception thank you for doing the ceremony today
in the ramp perception thank you for
taking care of this temple in the realm of perception thank you
and in the round of imperceptible assistance i don't i i don't know what you're doing but thank you
i can't see how you're doing it but thank you
i don't know i'm thinking and because i know who you are in your imperceptible inconceivable manifestation
but thank you for being the light of buddha's wisdom to thank you
new york
yeah and thank you for however i get to be the way i am
and that's my name that's a circular she gave me tension is means rap he said when it gave me that name tension he said that means rivers rab he said there may be a problem for people
it can't be helped
and the second part of the name is the whole works
rob is red is the whole works the whole universe works to make row
and it's not that grabs the whole universe it's rubbing rep is the whole universe
it's not like this reb
hey reb and then the whole universe
it's not that there's elizabeth being elizabeth in the whole universe
blogger being flooded is the whole universe and it as the working of the whole universe that's my name
my name is the teaching of our practice
but it's hard to be
herself in and consciousness
it's hard
because before we can be totally the self
before we totally self it seems like there's something other than the south and that's hard
before we totally ourself
it's not clear we are proving that this self being itself is due to the support of all beings so we're training to be totally ourself
and see how everybody's helping us and that we cannot be totally yourself by our own effort
we can make our own effort
because everyone supporting us
that's our practice
in the realm with perceptible thank you for taking care of this temple
all of you doing so much for this template thank you
he's anything you wish to tell me

i asked someone is there anything you want to tell me
and she said
all there is an empty mind
and i i think i may have said does the empty mine wanna say anything
and i don't remember or if the empty my said anything
otherwise it was empty mind and i i i asked if the empty my mom to save him but i didn't hear anything
the empty mine does wanna say something empty mind says
embrace and sustain the forms and ceremonies the empty mine says practice all the body sought but practices the empty mine says embracing sustain all beings
the empty mine says the embraced and sustained by all beings
empty my says be embraced and sustained by our wholesome practices empty mine says be embraced and sustained by all the forms and ceremonies
hi yes
thank you very much
the empty mine says thank you very much i had no complaints whatsoever
it uses human beings
don't let us know that
the empty mine also said oh
and we can hear
if we can hear the empty mind talking if will listen to our
so we have to train are listening the oh
and they will be able to hear
why i say
and i don't know if the person who said oh understand that or not
but i want them to
what am a monk went to visit a friend and among said how is your venerable health
and her friend said
i'm really sick
i'm really sick
and the visiting monk said you're really sick
and the other monk said
i'm really sick
i hear that i'm really sick finally
i've been waiting all this time to hear that
thank you for helping me
does the empty might have anything more to say
when puzzle to worry about the fifth freestyle but the what
if i if i have another correct that prohibits the selling of intoxicants
the fifth major body sought but
precept is not selling
fermented liquor that was written a long time ago before other drugs were invented
now is never say intoxicants you're puzzled by that yes
why on consuming intoxicants as opposed to the summer
after the ten major bodhisattva precepts come forty a minor bodhisattva precepts
and i believe it may be number one on the list of the forty eight minor is not consuming
consuming them is considered to be less harmful than to seldom try to make money off other people by selling of doom so it's a great and more serious thing to sell and trying to make profit after other people's intoxicants then turned toxic eight
yourself so both are included but in modern day america i don't know who exactly was involved in rewording this
but i didn't center we say
and not to intoxicate oneself or others so we put the the minor together with the mate with the major into one because americans may say oh so sally's i don't sell drugs i just i just use it so no problem i guess well
so i put it together and say still kind of a problem
did that solve that problem for now
but to
hmm yes
he also seems like the original wording as she said promoting winter calf was very narrow because
many many things can be intoxicants
toxicants can also be subjective man
can become intoxicated
games or experiences the top five dollars we do
would you correct interpretation of that be the wrong
it's not very difficult for drugs is intoxicating oneself in anywhere
i am courage you have
a ceremonies
say this precept in different ways he's in for example there was finding priests training then i sat through where he said
i vow not to intoxicate self or others yeah and then
at my shoe guy he said i vow not to consume and toxic
i don't move that but
that of my thousand and six seven i think it's your wine cellar
because they heard to a buffet exactly like that and on
some kind of disappointed in your wording yeah maybe i didn't say that
where do you think i said
but anyway i didn't mean to change it
to just consume
so you can sell your home and you can't sell your wine to your kids either
okay they wanted a free ride height your fishburne at this section should raise the price
to an inconceivably unpayable level
and when they pay it they'll understand the precept
set the precedent of my wine is saving all sentient beings have to save all sentient beings you can have my wine
these are
from the empty mind
to help people understand the empty mind
hmm i don't think i said consume but maybe sometimes i should say consume to help people understand the empty mind
maybe sometimes the empty mine says something
from what we usually expect in order to help people open up to the inconceivable realm a buddhist wisdom
so that children who come and try to get their mothers wine
i'm offering an opportunity for imperceptible mutual assistance to be realized in that relationship
that's the point
that we
with which we can't see that we have to remember to keep listening to the inconceivable dharma
even though we can only hear it in its cars in its transformation into the conceivable
so i don't think i said that but maybe i was possessed by the buddha's wisdom and i said the unusual way for this for the sake of buddha's work to use me to get your children interested in buddhism
i wasn't interested until i found out that my mother's receiving the precept meant i got a whole wine
i got this was pretty cool
and i get a car to because the one before that of the line war but was not be possessive of anything even your car
so can either car moon
and it's not so much that the kids get the car but that the kids get interested in the dharma
and you first get interested by the perceptible
the think hey there's something cool here for me
before i wasn't interested in buddhism but now i see that it actually i could use this to my own advantage
it's actually not so bad after all
some going
use my mother's devotion to make some gains here
and then you
as they try to you know abuse you this way you extend great compassion to them as they try to play on your vulnerability through the precepts
you know and through this relationship we mature buddha's wisdom that's a point
but we have these forms we use these forms these precepts are a point
we use the forms to verify that were not attached to them
so i'm not attached to the story that i didn't say what you said but i still don't think said it but i'm i could very well have said something
just like you said
hell i'm open to that i'm open to that i said just what you said i said
thank you for helping me
live my life
thank you for letting me help you may be yours
a sanctuary and days where
the say the
and to save them to the jam
i am exhausted all
the to run down the line about this
the to them to them maneuver surpass the
which is encountered