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A sunny day during the rainy period, June 16th 2018

On God and Zen – Part 5, June 14th 2018

Antaiji’s garden during the rainy period, June 11th 2018

Antaiji’s garden during the rainy period, June 6th 2018

Muho gives talk on Shobogenzo Gyoji, May 31st 2018

いまの見佛聞法は、佛祖面面の行持よりきたれる慈恩なり。佛祖もし單傳せずは、いかにしてか今日にいたらん。一句の恩なほ報謝すべし、一法の恩なほ報謝すべし。いはんや正法眼藏無上大法の大恩、これを報謝せざらんや。一日に無量恆河沙の身命すてんこと、ねがふべし。法のためにすてんかばねは、世世のわれら、かへりて禮拜供養すべし。諸天龍神ともに恭敬尊重し、守護讃歎するところなり、道理それ必然なるがゆゑに。
 西天竺國には、髑髏をうり髑髏をかふ婆羅門の法、ひさしく風聞せり。これ聞法の人の髑髏形骸の功徳おほきことを尊重するなり。いま道のために身命をすてざれば、聞法の功徳いたらず。身命をかへりみず聞法するがごときは、その聞法成熟するなり。この髑髏は、尊重すべきなり。いまわれら、道のためにすてざらん髑髏は、他日にさらされて野外にすてらるとも、たれかこれを禮拜せん、たれかこれを賣買せん。今日の精魂、かへりてうらむべし。鬼の先骨をうつありき、天の先骨を禮せしあり。いたづらに塵土に化するときをおもひやれば、いまの愛惜なし、のちのあはれみあり。もよほさるるところは、みん人のなみだのごとくなるべし。いたづらに塵土に化して人にいとはれん髑髏をもて、よくさいはひに佛正法を行持すべし。
 このゆゑに、寒苦をおづることなかれ、寒苦いまだ人をやぶらず、寒苦いまだ道をやぶらず。ただ不修をおづべし、不修それ人をやぶり、道をやぶる。暑熱をおづることなかれ、暑熱いまだ人をやぶらず、暑熱いまだ道をやぶらず。不修よく人をやぶり、道をやぶる。麥をうけ、蕨をとるは、道俗の勝躅なり。血をもとめ、乳をもとめて、鬼畜にならはざるべし。ただまさに行持なる一日は、緒佛の行履なり。(http://www.shomonji.or.jp/soroku/genzou16b/index.html)

In that we have encountered Buddha and heard the Dharma today, we are indebted for the loving-kindness evinced by the ceaseless practice of each and every Buddha and Ancestor. Had the Buddhas and Ancestors not directly Transmitted the Dharma to us, how could It possibly have reached us in the present? We should repay our indebtedness for even a single line of verse, and we should repay our indebtedness for even a single Teaching. How much more should we repay our immeasurable indebtedness for the unsurpassed great Dharma of the Treasure House of the Eye of the True Teaching! All day long, we should desire to give up our own lives, which have been as innumerable as the sands of the Ganges. In generation after generation, we should bow in deepest respect and make alms offerings to the bodies that we have abandoned for the sake of the Dharma. Together with all the celestial beings, dragons, and divine spirits, we should venerate and esteem these bodies, for they are something to protect and praise, because the principle of gratitude underlying this veneration is indispensable.
The practice of the Brahmans who buy and sell skulls has long been reported in India. They have deeply revered the numerous, meritorious virtues of the skulls and bones of those who have hearkened to the Dharma. Now, if we do not give up our own lives for the sake of the Way, we will not attain the meritorious virtue of having heard the Teaching. If we hearken to the Dharma without giving a thought for life and limb, that hearing of the Dharma will fully ripen, and this skull of ours will be revered. […]

West coast premiere of “Zen for nothing” & bird’s eye view of Antaiji

ZEN FOR NOTHING soon in California:

June 2nd at Writer’s Guild Theater, Beverley Hills, LA

June 10th at George Lucas Theater, San Rafael

And from June 22nd in Taiwan

Antaiji from the plane window

After the rice planting, May 21st 2018

Walk around the hall, May 18th 2018

Walk around the hall, May 11th 2018

Talk during the Tenzo retreat, rice planting, making udon noodles and party with campfire, May 1st – 6th 2018