- As for the blog's name: -

I was @ Gustav Ericsson's sight, - Anzenkai, and I was looking at Nishijima Roshi’s calligraphies over there. Particularly there is one - "seki shin hen pen" - about which Gustav has earlier said in a blog post that it is Nishijima's favorite phrase from Master Dogen.

This seemed strange to me. It was not what I would expect Nishijima Roshi's favorite phrase to be. It seemed it could be some Rinzai master's favorite quote, - it seems to express continuous and constant sincerity, - but it did not seem to fit my view of the way Nishijima Roshi saw things.

So - consequently - I tried to think what would I expect his favorite quote to be. But all phrases I could think of did not seem to fit just what I might have had in mind.

So I tried to come up with what I would see it as, - and what I have come up with - is - "this universe out here".

- And this seems to be the right name for this blog here too.

- Definitely.                                                 ________________________

Ran said...

I am very busy lately, for sometime already, - somewhat - that is - for that “sometime”. But it’s getting worse, - lately at least, as I said.

As for the last post, - I wanted to give it another read, - to make sure there was nothing I wanted to change, or polish, though I don’t really think I’d change anything, - but I couldn’t. - Though that is quite (also) because I do take a lot of time for doing that. It is not just the time, - I do need the state of mind for doing that too, and it wasn’t much in hand.

I suppose I’d get to that sometime, - and slightly revise it retroactively if necessary; - the last post isn’t the point here; it is just to refer to my lack of free time I mentioned at first.

- The blog might be at rest for a while. - Though you might say it has been earlier. - Actually I am writing this post around the beginning of March, though you’ll only see it sometime later; - that is to say I’ll schedule it as I will. (- Practically I modified it too on March 24th.)

The next post is to be entitled “Time”, but I don’t know when will it be on.

- The situation might last for a few months, I don’t know how things will turn initially, - and it may be that I will write (here, that is) during that time, or it may perhaps be that I won’t. - Time always tells. - And in most cases we are actually there to hear it.
(- As much as you find interest in what I’m saying here. -)

That’s it for this post.

I might tell you sometime what it was about, - some of it is unblievable, but not for now, anyway.

See you, (so to speak)

Ran.                                                                                                                                                                                          (- the picture here is just off the web, - nothing to do with what I said)