SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Semi-Time

We will let the cicadas (‘semi’ in Japanese) do the guest teaching again today, one last time before the summer ends. Our subject is time, the long and the short of time.

The life span of some species of cicada range up to 17 years, but they live, dormant, in the ground for most of that 17 years, only to finally emerge for a few short weeks to find a mate (that is what the incessant singing is about). The male dies promptly upon completing mating, the female soon after laying her eggs. The newborn grubs return to the ground, and thus the cycle repeats …


Master Dogen wrote on Time (in Being-Time, Uji)

See each

thing in this entire world as a moment of time.

Things do not hinder one another, just as moments do not hinder one
another. … Each moment is all being, is the entire world. Reflect now whether any being or any world is left out of the present moment.

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One Response to “SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Semi-Time”

  1. UnitySpirit Says:

    i love the meditations. The video is a bit uncolorful however. I know that there are different settings as such to make stream easier to post. im trying to learn to post video on my blog as well. Sometimes when you have guest they talk and its a bit low in sound volume. I have been so happy however to find your site. I would like to be part of the forum but no one has contacte me back yet. unityspirit48@gmail.com.. I will try again maybe sign up again perhaps.. thanks

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