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Spoon-2

Posted in Zen by yoshizen on March 23, 2021

What I found something strange was, that the size of the nut spanner sold on the market starts from 4mm. = it’s very hard to get 3mm nut spanner, not mention 2.6mm or 2mm ! Whether its nut was small or not, when its position was awkward to access, we need to use a particular tool to tighten it.

If it was not on the market, why not to make one by ourself. It’s just a notch on the end of a stick. Why not to make a cut on an old spoon. It would be cost nothing still, it must fill the needs for this task.

So, I did spend 2 hours cutting, making a notch on the end of a spoon. Then, tighten 4 of the 3mm screws in a 5 minutes work. (I never did the same work before, and may not do the same kind again in my life.) You believe or not, to face this moment = once in one’s life while dealing with it by the idea of a kind = once in the life, IS the ZEN. (Face your life as the only life in your life since every moment is the only moment in your life. — So, Lord Buddha suggested Kisa Gotami to seek mustard seed, and the Rinzai master asked a question expecting an answer of never heard before kind.) We don’t need to think anything but just see the spoon and cut a notch by filing, filing, filing down the tail of it, was the ZEN. (To deal only with a real existence = not with any abstract notion or delusion while dealing it with the real action) —– I would say well done. 😀

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  1. Violeta Martin said, on April 2, 2021 at 12:08

    Great job Yoshi, I love it!

    • yoshizen said, on April 2, 2021 at 19:12

      Thank you Violeta. In fact I had no choice but to make. 😀


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