Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Geez Louise...Got to think about this one!

So here is my latest conversation with Dosho Port:

Dosho said:

Our practice is to let go of it all, again and again. The view that we're not doing it right as well as the view that we're doing it right. The desire for being (and concomitant fear of annihilation) and the desire for non-being (and the concomitant hardening of the categories).

So Dosho,

Anytime we cling, advert, desire, consciously don't desire, anytime our consciousness separates from pure consciousness the one becomes two...intimacy gone, is lost...yet we can't walk around in "absoluteness" and function in a dualistic, concrete...(I'm struggling here for the right words)world...just for practical purposes there has to be a me/you...right?

So what is the efficacious value of this enlightenment thing,this actualizing the fundamental point?


Here is his response:


You impute a pure consciousness and something not pure (clinging, etc) - already two - and utter malign the buddhadharma! :-)

Please remember this practice is based on and expression of the simple seamless truth that "form is emptiness, emptiness is form."

"It" cannot be found apart from the flux and flow of life and death. "It" defuses harmoniously with clinging, ego, etc. ... and therefore this work is incredibly portable and efficacious.
Warm regards,

I got to sit on this one in the zendo. I feel like the village idiot again!


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