this is difficult

Piecing together lossiness,
recording is less valuable than insight,
samsara is the best teacher.

do not complain about uke,
samsara receives enlightenment,
please do not break samsara’s hands.
those climbing the mountain
have strong grip.

[21:04] * PlagueRat [redacted] has joined #buddhism
[21:06] <manji> busy night.</manji>

[21:06] <plaguerat> hi maji</plaguerat>

[21:06] <plaguerat> manji</plaguerat>

[21:07] <plaguerat> my internet connection has taken a bad hit during the polar vortex… I hope they fix it soon so that I get more than a few minutes connection</plaguerat>

[21:07] <plaguerat> on the other hand, it’s given me more time to do things such as fix my 3D printer</plaguerat>

[21:11] <manji> we were on a generator earlier today</manji>

[21:12] <manji> power is restored</manji>

[21:12] <manji> kiba has been studying and earlier shoveled snow off the well house</manji>

[21:12] * manji` is now known as fangking

[21:14] * fangking is now known as manji

[21:14] <plaguerat> I have had to stop doing physical Aikido …</plaguerat>

[21:14] <plaguerat> I guess I could do some, but it wouldn’t be fair to my partners</plaguerat>

[21:17] <manji> i would practice with you</manji>

[21:19] <manji> torifune, furitama, cold water, and zazen</manji>

[21:19] <manji> in the snow</manji>

[21:20] * manji bows to plaguerat

[21:20] * PlagueRat bows to manji

[21:20] <manji> there is a vajrasattva valence to these practices</manji>

[21:21] <plaguerat> my knees are shot, and the chest surgery has made it hard to do ukemi</plaguerat>

[21:21] <manji> plaguerat</manji>

[21:21] <manji> aikido is but one vehicle to takemusuaiki</manji>

[21:21] <manji> ;)</manji>

[21:22] <manji> real aikido, not on the mat</manji>

[21:22] <plaguerat> right</plaguerat>

[21:22] <plaguerat> I’ve always thought that Aikido is the physical emanation of the Bodhisatva vow</plaguerat>

[21:22] <manji> aikido is a vehicle.</manji>

[21:23] <manji> yes.</manji>

[21:23] <manji> very astute</manji>

[21:24] <manji> sensei makes me stand perfectly still and practice</manji>

[21:24] <manji> well doesnt’ make.</manji>

[21:24] <manji> he asks.</manji>

[21:24] <manji> cliff, all sides</manji>

[21:24] <manji> walls, all sides</manji>

[21:25] <manji> the sharpest blade remains sheathed</manji>

[21:25] <manji> vajra</manji>

[21:25] <manji> vajrasattva</manji>

[21:26] <manji> wrath when necessary</manji>

[21:27] <manji> torifune, furitama are all i practice with zazen now</manji>

[21:27] <manji> visit dojo, any style…</manji>

[21:27] <plaguerat> I don’t know much about those</plaguerat>

[21:27] <manji> sometimes jo, bokken.</manji>

[21:28] <manji> it’s in there.</manji>

[21:28] <manji> makes freedom</manji>

[21:28] <manji> you literally write your life</manji>

[21:28] <manji> from there</manji>

[21:29] <manji> emptiness</manji>

[21:29] <manji> unceasing evergrowing meditation… action…</manji>

[21:29] * manji bows to kunzig shamar rinpoche

[21:35] <manji> maybe small brush then make big brush</manji>

[21:37] <manji> limitless dimensions, each dimension like paper… a plane… imagine limitless sho brushes</manji>

[21:37] <manji> torifune, furitama</manji>

[21:37] <manji> emptiness = ink</manji>

[21:37] * manji bows to the masters of ancient ways

[21:38] <manji> thank you plaguerat, may i share this with others?</manji>

[21:39] * manji dedicates to all beings.

[21:40] <manji> no trick, it’s true.</manji>

[21:41] * manji dons the bell and sheds the ceremonial robes.

[22:00] * manji dons the shed and makes the ceremonial robes.

[22:20] <plaguerat> manji – you may always share anything</plaguerat>

[22:21] <plaguerat> and now, I am off to bed. Good night</plaguerat>

[22:25] <manji> thank you</manji>

1 brush, remains plural; mitama stroke
2 transference, counter-transference