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What is Buddhism?

2017-07-11 | zen lecture

What is Buddhism?

 

Four Things To Consider When Buying A Buddha Statue

 

 

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zen lecture To be one with things

2017-07-05 | zen lecture

"To be one with things" -Mr. Shibata exchanged water in a flower vase. 

It was the day in the middle of September last year. It was extremely hot in spite of higan, the autumn equinoctial week being closer and I annoyed by the radiant sunlight that had been shining since the early morning. I heard a car sound and looked out the window, then found a white Mercedes parked in front of the temple gate. I immediately realized it was Mr. Shibata. He usually comes to greet me at the entrance hall after visiting the grave. But, after 30 minutes of waiting, he still did not come to see me.  

So, I went to the cinerarium. I saw Mr. Shibata was washing a flower vase after bringing it from the central altar. He was cutting a chrysanthemum branch into about twenty centimeter pieces and washing the vase using a cleaner.

"I am sorry. Changing the water is my job. I am so lazy."

I said, and tried to pick up the garbage at his feet.

Then Mr. Shibata responded,

"No, no! This is my job. It is easy for me. Throwing away garbage is also a florist's job. So I'm pleased to do it."

 The inside of the vase was slimy and smelled foul. It is difficult to remove the smell from one’s hands without using soap. I felt sorry for him and heartily bowed my head for his virtue, practiced voluntarily. By the way, those chrysanthemums are grown in Jeju Island, Korea and brought by Mr. Shibata.

Now, we want to study about the title, "To be one with things". Heart or Things, which will come first? You will understand that things won't come first, according to Mr. Shibata's behavior. I believe that successful people have something different from others. It is certain that most people cannot keep the present prosperity, through the influence of his father, for an extended time. 

"Changing job from a fish dealer to a florist"

Mr. Shibata used to be a fish dealer twenty years ago. He changed his job to a florist, and his business is successful so far. He built his own office, Seika-Sangyo Inc., right next to Fukuoka Airport and currently imports and sells fresh flowers. In autumn of 2008, there was a serious financial disaster called the Subprime Lending Crisis. It still has an influence on the economy, not only in Western countries but also in Japan. At that time, I heard this story from Mr. Shibata. 

"I quit being a fish dealer and changed my job to a florist because small fish markets were deprived of their customers by big supermarkets. In other words, I lost the competition. Housewives started to buy sliced fish at a supermarket instead of buying whole fish at a fish market and cutting it by themselves. Therefore small fish markets could not keep their business. That’s the reason why I gave up on that job. 

But, I have another reason actually. If a fish dealer prepares fresh fish for their customers, their business will be in the red. It is quite expensive to purchase natural sea bream or natural yellowtail etc. We cannot make a profit unless we are selling older fish. That was against my policy as a fish dealer. Therefore, I gave up being a fish dealer and became a florist. 

Let me describe my flower shop. Thanks to a good relationship with many friends of mine, I contracted with some farmers in Singapore to cultivate flowers and transport them to Japan by air. I established a system by which the flowers harvested in the field in Singapore, then will be delivered to the reception desk of a hotel in Kyoto within 48 hours. Now I have a similar contract with flower farmers in Jeju Island, Korea and Colombia in South America.

 When I have time I sometimes walk around the marketplace in the Yanagibashi district of Fukuoka or look around the booths selling fish at a department store.One day at the beginning of October in 2008, around noon, I stopped by a fish market in Yanagibashi as usual. There were many kinds of fish that had not been sold that day, particularly some expensive cuts. 

Why have they not been sold yet? There must be some financial problem occurring. High-class restaurants usually purchase expensive fish early in the day, so I was concerned. I usually take flower orders for New Year’s at the beginning of November, following the method I used when I was a fish dealer. Otherwise I will be deprived of my customers by department stores in December. However in 2008, after seeing a fish market in Yanagibashi, I took orders for them at the beginning of October, and got almost same number of orders. 

After that, I immediately found the article about the Subprime Lending Crisis in the newspaper. The world was very unstable. Nothing was going well. If sales fall by five percent, it is very serious. If they fall by 20-30 percent, a company will go bankrupt. This is the unforgiving nature of reality. When the issue was reported in the paper, it is already too late. We have to take action before the event, not after. For that reason, we have to use our intuition. If someone asks me what we should do, I may have no answer. In this case, if my intuition gets dull, my business will get much worse."

 When we learn "Heart or Things, which will come first?” I believe that if heart and things become one it will create emotion. On the contrary, if they are separate things don’t go well. To bring them together as one we should make our own path and sweat like Mr. Shibata. Mr. Shibata said "thanks to a good relationship with many friends of mine" as mentioned previously. To cooperate with others and achieve something could be said to become one with things. Nobody can do anything alone.

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Voice of Animals-A world without a lie

2017-06-13 | zen lecture

Voice of Animals-A world without a lie

 

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"Voice of Animals"-A world without a lie

 This story is based on Animal Language written by Michael Bright, who was an English biologist and also a BBC producer. (Translated into Japanese by Kiyoko Kumada in 1986) This is the ecological note investigating 350 animals and their language. I am most interested in Velvet monkeys among the studied animals.

 Velvet monkeys are categorized as medium sized monkeys at the length of 45-60 cm. They live in a group in a savanna of the Sahara Desert. There are lots of dangerous places in a savanna due to its enormous size. To avoid predators like hawks, panthers or pythons, they make a sound. The warning sound varies depending on the type of predator.

 If they hear a fellow monkey warn of a hawk, they take refuge in the thickets. In the case of a snake they stand up and keep watch, and further, they climb a tree when they hear the warning sound for panthers. Most notably, they make a strained sound to warn their fellow monkeys if a pythons appear.

 Their voice sounds like "ga ga gha", which people cannot distinguish the difference, but they have many patterns of audio frequency depending on the situation. Consequently The dictionary of the Velvet monkey was published.

 Michael Bright said, "People also use non-verbal communication, in the same way animals do. This is the key to solve the question of whether animals have words or not. One feature of non-verbal communication is not telling a lie." Animal Language, p401

 Woodpeckers' drilling sound or crows' caws have regional specificity like our regional dialects, according to Bright. It is an interesting fact. Animals focus on just staying alive and try to help their species. The conclusion Bright made from his investigation of 350 kinds of animals and fish, is that animals do not tell a lie. 

There is no evil in the animal world. Cats and snakes prey on sparrows. However it doesn't cause extinction.

All animals and plants are alive to be part of the food chain. But people want to control nature. This is a kind of pitfall that people unexpectedly created.

We applied special coatings on the bottom surface of a ship in order to prevent barnacles from attaching. However, this caused an environmental disaster. As a result, clams and other kinds of shellfish died. Between 1945 and 1955, DDT was a necessary insecticide used on farmland. But, now it is well known as an environmental liability and is prohibited.

 The statement "DDT is useful" was deceptive and did not account for unintended consequences. There are many similar examples throughout history. Human beings are more intelligent than animals, but occasionally tell lies. We commit sins against nature. We have to confess them. The voice of birds and animals is pure and tells no lies. The reason why, "the voice of birds and animals is the Buddha’s sermon.”

 

 

 


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論語の言葉6

2017-06-01 | zen lecture

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論語の言葉5

2017-05-29 | zen lecture

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論語の言葉4

2017-05-27 | zen lecture

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論語の言葉3

2017-05-21 | zen lecture

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論語の言葉2

2017-05-19 | zen lecture

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論語の言葉1

2017-05-17 | zen lecture

 

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Ask the origin

2017-05-12 | zen lecture

Science will search for the point of differentiation. For example in medical science,

there are the department of the internal medicine and the surgical department or another one.

In the surgical department, there are at specialized like the chest surgical department or the brain surgical one.

Therefore scientists learn asking for the new division. Contemporary science has been growth like that way.

As compared with that, Zen say that have to ask for the origin or have to return before dividing.

That is sure, we cannot solve the problem unless be based the origin together. What is the origin?

Zen master ask his disciple.

‘What are you when your parents was not born yet?’

There is not a trace to be seen of you actually. But that is the world where can transcend the words or can get the origin of affection.

Zen master deny his disciple. ‘You are a failure.’ He always deny his disciple day after day.

The disciple will suffer from it and will be at his wit’s end. Actually at that time, it is a chance for himself.

Zen master teach his disciples as that. He never encourage them with praise.

Zen master never teach his disciples, but he will rob words from his disciple.

Like that, Zen is opposite coaching compared with general education.

I am honored by your making reference it. Thank you.   


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Malala Yousafzai's POWERFUL Speech To The Canadian Parliament | 2017

2017-04-17 | 坐禅研修

Malala Yousafzai's POWERFUL Speech To The Canadian Parliament | 2017

 

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The method of meditation

2017-04-12 | zen

” The method of meditation" the beginning”


First exactly, Buddhist monks who hope to study Zen

should awakened great mercy and will pray to get happy for all,

have to obtain Zen training as working intensively,

and swear to guide all being, will not learn Enlightenment for only oneself.


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六祖慧能

2017-03-09 | zen lecture
 
The sixth master Hui-neng 六祖慧能
The sixth master Hui-neng 六祖慧能土曜坐禅会(6:30~8:00)●坐禅会 毎週土曜日午前6:25~8:00 久留米市宮の陣町大杜1577-......
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Гикэн Ёситоми. Лекция о дзэн и культуре Японии

2017-03-03 | zen lecture

Гикэн Ёситоми. Лекция о дзэн и культуре Японии

 

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坐禅

2017-02-12 | zen lecture
 
精進料理
2016年2月4日 圓通寺大般若会 お斎(昼食)●坐禅会 毎週土曜日午前6:25~8:00 久留米市宮の陣町大杜1577-1圓通寺初心者歓迎 参加費無料 詳細は電話で......
 
 

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