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Lord Buddha’s Stance

When Lord Buddha got his Enlightenment under a pepal (bodhi) tree, he received

a milk porridge from a village girl Sujata and eat it.  Since he has broken rank from

heard austere, denying their way, such as torturing the body wouldn’t bring any

supreme understanding of the Truth, so better remain to be ordinary,

this was his fundamental stance.  — So that, in his earliest basic teachings such

as the Four Noble Truth, the Life was defined as in a suffering.   Although the way

to make oneself free from such sufferings was taught, it was not telling like a

transcended vision, but showing a way of the living (of daily life = never staged-up

like walk on the water, or move a mountain but how to handle the things we are

dealing with every day’s life while living together with followers).

= This stance was the very foundation of the Mahayana Buddhism.  

(The reason why in the early days of the Buddhism appear to have so-called

Hinayana style was, probably the influence of one of the disciple Maha Kashapa

who was originally a hard austere monk.  (Buddhism took 5 hundreds years to

realize this mistake).

Another reason why such mistake was made was, that the core of the teachings

was to train one’s subconscious, not a word to memorize. = Buddhism is NOT the

theory/theology or IDEA, but the way how we see the things, react to the situation

or handle the things “without thinking”. ( = Just Doing)

The way to DO or to LIVE in this way can be learned only by the practice therefore

no point to explain it in the word. = Very difficult to teach, let alone to learn.

(To explain or to question nullify the point = like, to explain to be silent.)


The back ground of those teachings was that our brain process the matter

unconsciously — consciousness comes far later after the intervention of the loads 

of “considerations” such as own gain, desire, manipulative trick, etc etc.

What Lord Buddha found was That all of our sufferings were emanated from those

“consideration” or Thinking, therefore to eliminate those thinking and live on the

Moment (you can only see “The Moment” = before or after/future exists only in

your mind/thinking.) you can eliminate Sufferings, also the products of

thinking/imagination = fear, delusion, evil idea etc etc.

Do or Live without thinking IS nothing other than the MUSHIN.

This mindset was described by the Mahayana Script writers as the VOID.

—– So that, the teachings of

Lord Buddha was nothing to do with a fancy stories of Deity or Devil, Angel

let alone fancy “Spiritual” vision, but the practice.  And the everyday’s our life

is the reality of our life = rather messy ugly phenomena.    This was why

Lord Buddha liked to mix with people, eat the same food (he died for

food poisoning of rotten fish = he ate anything = not a vegetarian).

And to live in MUSHIN in what life ? = Just in our life = as it is, nothing special

= just ordinary life — What a dog shit.   But this IS what the Enlightenment.

Lord Buddha didn’t tell anything peculiar or supernatural stories because,

that was not where he stood.   (He was not a magician nor spin doctor but an

Enlightened man = Buddha.  Enlightened wise man tells useful real stories, not

the useless crazy fantasies.)  🙂



Order in Disorder (2)

Before the Buddhism evolved into Mahayana, the followers try to understand the existences in each

definition, in order, such as described in the Abidharma Kosa, and tried to fix the rules,  so that,

in effect,  made the person into the orderly ideal TYPE.

Then, the Buddhists realized that there is no such things like an orderly type nor

orderly existences —– no order is the order.

Like the nature, even a Hurricane or a Tsunami are also a part of the Dharma, not mention a Death.

Try to impose an ideal TYPE or the imagined ORDER and branding anything else are evil,  is

the human invention, and such thinking is nothing but the delusion.

In contrast to [see the Dharma as it is ], — [try to impose the idea over the Dharma ] is

the fundamental difference between Mahayana and Hinayana.

Accept the Dharma as it is, accept the human as human not an ideal TYPE,  was

the starting point of the Mahayana Buddhism.


From his earliest period, Buddha’s teachings consists of the Four Noble Truth, in which

Buddha defined that the Life is suffering, getting ill and getting old then to die —– far from any

ideal TYPE of the life. —– but this was what Buddha did find.

And it took 500 years for the followers to realize what it’s really meant.

Still, if the situation of the life is confined only to this,

Buddha wouldn’t have taught his enlightened wisdom of —– how to deal with

this apparently hopeless situation.

The Buddha’s answer was,  against this disorderly situation (Samsara),  to live the life

in Mushin (which can be acquired through the practice)  would open the way to live without

fear or negative thought,  and away from any negative effect of ego and the delusion.

—– therefore lead to the peaceful Nirvana.


Only the rules what Buddha found was the Rule of the Karma though, as he also explained the

constantly changing nature of the Dharma (which include ourself),  this Rule still having unknowable

hence,  no-order again.

Yet still,  strangely you might think,  this uncertainty still retains the overall direction of the Karma.

(Which is the direction of the Dharma) —– situation constantly changes,  occurrences seemed random,

still we pick up what the one should pick up = on the end the one goes to certain direction.

Only the matter is, to pick up right one. —– To do this, its need to have clear eyes

and absolutely calmed, exposed sensory. —– here, the Buddhist’s practice comes in.


To the absolutely opened eyes and the mind of no-mind = Mushin,  even a minute sign of

something happening will be seen.    And as the mind is open, usually an out of scope kind

of irrelevant matter (which can be crucial to one’s  life)  may also be seen.

Stereotype,  self-imposed casting always limiting one’s perception and cause wrong thinking.

But, creative, progressive idea and the direction is over this barrier —– why you find this ?  why you ?

is the indication of [ because you were assigned to do this] —– this is what the direction mean.

To the outsider,  the nature / the Dharma looks No-Order though,  to the open mind = Mushin,  it looks no

problem —– since he could see the direction and be in contended as in the right direction.  He stays calm.


– – – “ Oh, C’mon, can’t you see, the World is disintegrating

“Yes I can see, its true.  But because of that, somebody has been assigned to work hard and dealing with it.

So, if he asks your help.   Help him.   If not, don’t interfere him, or worrying about it yourself.

If the Dharma in deed had the intention for the World to sink,

the Dharma didn’t assign him to solve the problem”

Put faith on the Dharma.  🙂


PS :  It may look nicer to shout against the Nuclear Power or multi-national Capitalists etc. while pretending

to be a conscience of Planet Earth though,  I don’t think it is not necessary a typical Buddhist’s attitude,

unless the one was born to be a campaigner.    Because, the Buddhism is not stand on the mouth but practice.

Before open the mouth,  better stop wasting energy, electricity etc,  stop buying bottled water,  fizzy drink,

give up the car etc etc.   Those practices may be in your hand but, —– ? ? ?  how many people in the world

can stop the Nuke ?  —– the drive to change the policy of some country to give up Nuke was not by the

campaign,  but by an accident in Japan which costed hundreds of billions of money.  Money speaks louder.

In emotion, everybody feel ” What a hell, Japanese government is doing (or not doing !)”  though, it need to

think what an emotional shout can affect the actual policy there  —– yet, on the Election, they vote to the

well-known TV characters or comedian —– ? ? ?    (What’s  going on there)

Anyhow,  no-one’s conscience or emotion would give a halt to earthquake or tsunami  😀

(To the Planet Earth, it was a small wobble to release a tension (so, it was a rational adjustment.  Not a

disorderly passion ) though, for us, minute human being, it was a devastating quake) we are utterly powerless.)

—– but this is what the nature / Dharma is.


禅仏教とは  What is the Buddhism

This is the shortest explanation of What is the BUDDHISM, which I made to my friend in Japan.







「法(ダルマ)」であると理解しています。 個人が個人と見え、当人もそう考えているがそれは単なる

見かけで実体の無いもの。 (ましてその当人のエゴだ欲だといったものは当人の幻想、雑念以外



かり立てる。 それも坊主が説教してかり出した訳ではなく、全く自発的な行動です。








見る事、従う事ができない。 で、小乗仏教では細かく禁忌義務を列記して、








「法」の内と見るのが大乗です。 しかし、それならー流の職人が寝食を忘れて完璧を追求するのは何か?
















___/\___   Yoshizen 拝



Posted in Buddhism, Empowerment, Lemon Zen, Subconsciousness, Zen, Zen in Action by yoshizen on December 11, 2009

” Step by step process of the Buddhism “- – – – – You can’t Jump “

Anybody who is patient enough to read through all those posts which started  March 09,

may spotted the funny contradictions here and there, this and that.

For instance, at ” Lemon Zen ” I wrote ” While cutting lemon, you have to think

” I’m doing  Zen ” —— and much later post ” Forget the Buddhism “.

How come ?


Buddhism is the wisdom, how to live one’s life, and change it to achieve one’s

maximum potential to fulfill the roll ofwhich the one has born to be.


The process of change is in steps or stage by stage.

But the hard part of this change is, it has to be changed in the person’s subconscious

level, which is not visible and not easy to manipulate like a piece on the chess board.

So that, on the beginning, you have to start the practice under the tag of ” Buddhism ”

or ” Zen ” and imprint it deep into your subconscious.

Once the file was established and you got used with it as a routine, and on the end,

you have to get rid of even the file name, as it is no longer a part of you but whole of yourself.

——– Often it was described as a boat to cross the river, you need the boat only on

that stage which you don’t need to carry after crossing  ( boat is heavy isn’t it.  🙂  )


The process of this, is like a mathematics   -A x -B = +AB.   ( ! ! ! )

First you negate the existence, then apply the negation to its idea itself, so,

everything become + (positive !—–but they are not the same as before ).

The first negation was reflected in the Hinayana and the second process is Mahayana.

So that a beginner has to start to learn the denial of ego, greed, desire etc, while following

strict rules and the way of the life to achieve quiet subdued (peaceful) life as a good boy.

Then the Mahayana revolution put the eyes on the ordinary forks on the street, (not the

professional monks)  who has to carry ordinary daily life on, running business, making love

etc etc, as a man was naturally born as it is.  And shifted the emphasis from its appearance

of the life, to the way how the person’s mind inside works.  Do it in selfless way.

—— Therefore, the solution in  Mahayana can be utterly contradictive in Hinayana.


As the Buddhism had evolved in its own logics, a person’s steps follows in similar  way.

Micky couldn’t be in the Hinayana, but yes it can be in the Mahayana.

Enjoy to be a Micky.  All of your life ahead.


Jharte Jharte Para Jharte, Para sum Jharte Bodhi sowaka.

PS: I’ve been wondering  many years to find the meaning of this word  Jharte.

One day, I noticed this word was spoken in an  Asian Radio.

So, I asked a man in a news-agency.  He replied ” Oh, its mean, Go Go Go ” ! ! !

( Its same as the call in the Flamenco Dance, Ohlle, Assa or Amajha.     Cool     🙂 )

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