The answers are by Buddhist priest Gudo Wafu Nishijima. 1. What is gained in Zazen? What we gain in Zazen is the balance of the autonomic nervous system. : To Meet the Real Dragon (): Gudo Nishijima, Jeffrey Bailey: Books. Master Gudo Nishijima has been practicing Buddhism for more than sixty years. He was a student of Master Kodo Sawaki, an itinerant priest famous for his.

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I think that miscellaneous kinds of Doctrines will not be maintained.

How is it possible for the balanced autonomic nervous system will appear in future? The habitual criteria of it, is first to cut the root of idealistic efforts in practicing Zazen, and we do not make ourselves intend to follow the way of sensitive perception or intellectual consideration. The translation of the original text The meaning of the title above is that reading words of Masters in the past, they say that if the first attitudes of pursuing the truth are not ture, even though we might make our efforts of practice so hard, eventually we have to supply our enormous efforts for doing useless effects at last.

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We think that just reading the book should be enough to understand what is written in it. There might be many Delusions, which will occur in future. So the clever people will leave the Truth looking at it by Eyes.

Gautama Buddha was been utimately successful in finding the logical method of the four philosophies. Now I would like to proclaim again that, There have been said some kinds of fabrication set up as oath, By many Buddhas, Pratyeka-Buddhas, And by also Sravakas for explanations in detail.

They were never non-Reality, but they were never Reality. The direct experience just at the present moment. Gui Do January 31, at 4: Fred February 2, at 4: And so Giving Up should never be permissible to exist, might be the existence itself. Even though they have introduced Buddhist books into our country, it seems that they have forgot to introduce the real Buddhist teachings completely. He was a happy person. And the expressions of “aging” or “death” can never be so direct expressions.


Therefore how is it possible for Coexistence and Universal Existence to exist at the same time even in future? Result will never manifest itself as the unbalanced autonomic nervous system. Where is it possible for result not to exist really at all? It might be true that effects of Buddhist practice must be decided by the difference whether the leading Masters are true, or not.

Master Dogen wrote using many phrases and quotations from Chinese Buddhism which are relatively unknown to the layman, and difficult to render into other languages. Tim McCarthy my first Zen teacher Master Dogen says, when we begin to study Buddhism, the most important matter is to establish the will to the truth. Just at that time we can notice that the ships and rafts, which we expect to utilize to arrive at the distant shores of the truth, were just a dream yesterday, and we can clearly decide that the old views of wisteria vines as snakes were wrong.

Most of the people he associated with were years his junior. Therefore we can understand that the words JijuyoZanmai mean just the balanced state of the autonomic nervous system, which modern psychology and physiology teaches us about today.

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However, if we left bondage and restriction of what we listen to, or what we look at, it might be possible for us to fit with the order and situation following the will to the truth. Without being from non-existence, existence does never be born at all. This is just the elegant way to face the Truth. Where are the Four, Reason, the external world, Action at the present moment, and Reality? Could you please tell me more about the city you were in Manchuria and your time there during the war?

However, transcending their personal difference, to hit the target by making their autonomic nervous system balanced is just the enlightenment, and such a situation is called “SATORI. Therefore we can say that it is just the human duty for us to keep the autonomic nervous system balanced.

With what reason, can we grasp such unfathomable facts? These 2 notions are for westerners very separated. U guudo exist, or is.

There is no one, who receives the rewards without study, and I haven’t heard of any case that without practicing Zazen someone has got the truth.


He was ordained in and subsequently received Dharma transmission guco Gudo Wafu Nishijima Roshi. Yet he ordained Nishijima Roshi who very rarely had anything nice to say about Soto-shu and actively discouraged his students from studying at Eihei-ji.

And just at the moment we can have the will to the truth.

And how is it possible that the balanced autonomic nervous system will disappear too? Relying upon such a method, the balanced states of the autonomic nervous system, can be recognized.

This World is just Gautama Buddha’s teachings themselves. Because of such a situation, actually in our human societies we are usually prone to be competive against with each other between the two groups of people, who so nishkjima to get fame, or who are so diligent to get profit.

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Not relying upon the past, nor relying upon being born, The real contact must be recognized without fail. Even a person, who hasn’t become to the same state as Gautama Buddha relying upon his own personality yet, Such kinds of Enlightenment can be got relying upon what is occupied. Do they experience the gate of the truth where any consciousness is not born? If the situations are just like this, the diciple can get the Master’s Dharma exactly.

Therefore it is necessary for us to practice Zazen for finding the simple facts that we are just living in this world really by making our autonomic nervous system balanced and waking up in the simple fact that we are just living in this real world here and now. Therefore I feel sometimes so happy that I am just living in the 21st century.

What have gone, or what has gone a little ahead, are all the same in their situations. The existence just at the present moment is the state that everything has never arrived at yet, Perhaps, aha, what kind of consideration, does it belong? You can also subscribe without commenting.

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