8: Izure no michi nimo wakare wo kanashimazu

Never have a mind of adherence and attachment to all things.

The mind of being sad. To suffer and worry in separation.

According to Shakuson's Shiseitai: Teishaku Ten asked Shakuson about Go ai no so. "Why is it becoming like this, why is everything falling down?" Shakuson answered, "Because you have a mind of greed and enviousness."

This is a mind of greed and enviousness. Its comes from an unstable and irresponsible thoughts. So, why should it be irresponsible? Because it is described as "falling over". Falling over or down refers to the fact that the mind like a building must have good foundations. Foundations are the base of everything and the basics are intelligence. We had to get over/through? and realise the ? itself. As long as we cant do that, we will never see the world of, "Never seeing sadness in separation"



Therefore whatever we think of with our intelligence is false and falls over.

There are different ways of expressing falling over:

1. A thing that never existed is considered to be existent.

2. "There are things that never change" This is not true but based on this thought we create things. Then being untrue they fall over.

The mind of Sado means "For this time only". Zen apprentices go on a pilgrimage called Kyomuso. This says that the shadow of a big tree never appears for another night.

It is best to rid oneself of these desires and attachments.

Musashi said, Never feeling the sadness of separation means that meeting people is the beginning of separation. Nothing last forever. Nothing stays the same forever. So why should you attach yourself to this and feel sad about it?

Musashi acknowledged Shakuson's lesson which is, Don't stick to one thing, go out for the bigger world you have before you.



Jitatomoni Urami Kakotsu Kokoronashi -There should be no thought of bearing a grudge against each other.

Grumbling means putting things forward forcefully, then finding reasons to complain to others. In a word. although it concerns yourself or others that you have a grudge, you will never be able to make a confession to yourself. If you always have a grudge against others you can never adopt a strict attitude always passing the cause and responsibility of things over to others. In Buddhism it is known as "Falling down outside ways"

So, it all means don't fall down in the outside ways?



For example lets look at the situation of an accident: The victim insists the accident was caused by the bad driving manners of the driver. Also the driver say's its all the pedestrians fault. They both have a resentment against each other. They complain about things like, I am in the right, you are all wrong!

In this particular case and in the way of Buddhism there is a different concept:The accident was caused by me. Although I was injured myself, I was on a bicycle. If it had been a bicycle, a car, a tricycle or I had just tripped over a stone, the reason I injured myself was because my body was not strong enough to cope with the accident.



You should think as such that the accident was caused by you, reflect upon yourself, blame yourself and come to terms with it.

Nowadays we have a full intention to blame society for anything and never think things over.

In Bosatsu's training he said, " I would really like to live without killing animals, live without the sword and sticks. To stop being so irritated and have a mind to come to terms with myself and deal with others fairly."

It is thought that this is the meaning of, "There is no mind of having a grudge against each other."

Also Dogan Zenshi had said that the circumstances surrounding him were others meaning "himself and themselves". This in eventuality is connected to bigger things. If you have a true realization of this course there will be no discrimination against each other.

Also Musashi said himself relating to his own situations, "There is no mind of having a grudge against each other."



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