Instructions for the Cook (Tenzo kyôkun) By the monk Dôgen of the Kannon Dôri Kôshô Hôrin Zen Monastery Translated by Griffith Foulk Cf. Nothing is Hidden. In a traditional Zen monastery, the position of tenzo, or head cook, is held by a monk who is considered to “have way-seeking mind, or by senior disciples with an. Instructions for the Cook (Tenzo Kyokun). Eihei Dogen. A famous Zen manual on the symbolism of cooking and the “supreme meal”. This life we live is a life of.
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Tenzo Kyokun 6 – Seeing Things With a Buddha Eye
This passage alludes to a conversation that appears as case 18 of the koan collection Gateless Barrier Wumenguan: The Rules of Purity say, “When preparing meals, one should reflect intimately on one’s own self; [the food] will then of itself be pure and refined.
The Rules of Purity for Chan Monasteries says, “If the six flavors are not provided, then it tejzo be said that the cook has served the assembly. In the middle of night, It is completely the world of the moon. Dogen Zenji used this expression several times, for example, in Fukanzazengi Universal Recommendation of Zazen: Moreover, when it comes to the matters of nurturing the sprouts of the way and nourishing the sacred embryo, superb delicacies and crude greens are as one; there is no duality.
The incident itself appears as one of the koan of the Kyokuj Eyes Book: After cooking the vegetables for the morning meal and before preparing rice and soup for the noon meal bring together the rice pots and other utensils and make sure that everything is well-ordered and clean.
In the early mornings, the blueberry field was so beautiful.
To understand this opportunity is a joyous heart kyokuh even if you had been born a ruler of the world the merit of your actions would merely disperse like foam, like sparks. If you have any questions consult the officers, the heads of the various halls, or the head monk. Thinking-mind is conditioned, impermanent and ever-changing, but the innkeeper is always there, so it is permanent.
Hosshin or hotsu-bodaishin; bodhicittotpada kokun bodhicitta-praniddhi. Then what is this? The position of cook is similar [in its karmic results], but even more so. The tenzo supervises this personally.
The sentence from the sutra is:. If the cook is someone who can transmit its character and its practice, how could its beauty and its fulfillment fail to appear? Instead our bodies and minds would be bound within the limits of those circumstances, merely vessels of contraction.
So-called joyful mind is the spirit of happiness. How could abbots, stewards, prefects, and monks in training entirely trnzo these three kinds of mind?! The Thus Come One did not do this hoping to get something out of it but sheerly out of munificence.
Retrieved from ” https: We may regard this as affectionate thinking at its most intense. The text says “thirty-five li.
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Theis trm could be used for the Field of Awakening of a Buddha or the temple of a Buddha. In the past there were no such rice or soup cooks, only the single officer, the cook himself. We start off with a joyful mind, the willingness to work with things moment after moment.
The cook tenzl, “The study of written words is to understand the purpose of written words. Copyright Sanshin Zen Community. So the main principle of the god realm is absorption within blissful states. Tung-shan Shou-ch’ou; Tozan Shusho, The way to put that aspiration into practice in one’s own person is, for example, to take the same three coins that one’s predecessors kyookun to make a soup of the crudest greens and use them to now to make a soup of the finest cream.
So therefore, we are able to notice that they shift back and forth. How could he possibly have done his job? I heard from a fellow monk that you were here and so I came to see how you were making out. Do not argue with the store officers over the amount of ingredients you have received.
Besides, when I tnezo I did tenzk ask to stay away overnight.
Tenzo kyokun: Instructions for the Cook by Eihei Dogen, Terebess Asia Online (TAO)
The difficulty is that present and the past are separated by a gulf as great as between sky and earth kyojun no one now can be compared to those of ancient times.
When you write or study the character “vast,” this is how you should understand its meaning. Lifting a single piece of vegetable, make [yourself into] a six-foot body [i.
The tenzo should always be present at the sink when the rice is being soaked and the water measured. Waves settle and the wind calms so that it is really quiet and peaceful.
Seeing with ears and hearing with eyes, there is no doubt that, the jewel-like raindrops dripping from the eaves are myself. Without regard for whether they themselves are cold or hot, they shade the child or cover the child. If you do this and everything that you do whole-heartedly, this nourishes the seeds of Awakening and brings ease and joy to the practice of the community.
Lindisfarne Press, Each and every blueberry and the leaves on the plants were covered with dewdrops. If you do not have a mind that is limited, as a matter of course there will be no lack of blessings.