The Deal with Pin-Me-Downs

The Buddhas : Is that you, chanting profusely?

UN : Yes.

The Buddhas : How come so much?

UN : One work is stuck.

The Buddhas : Oh, so you need to be pinned down, to then chant profusely, is it?

UN : I do see a pattern there. I wish it weren’t so.

The Buddhas : Just chant, work stuck or no work stuck. 

UN : We’re talking about profusely, remember?

The Buddhas : Right, yes. Let’s say, everything’s on track. Can you still chant profusely?

UN : You know the answer. Rephrase to ask what you wish to actually ask.

The Buddhas : Good. Can you still chant profusely with regularity?

UN : Now you have the right question. I get distracted by the good times. Chanting, yes. Profusely, yes, at times. Chanting with regularity, yes. Morning-evening, yes. Gongyo, yes. Chanting profusely with regularity, unfortunately, no. There, you have me. 

The Buddhas : And when do you chant profusely with regularity, if at all. 

UN : When there’s a pin-me-down.

The Buddhas : Try doing so without the pin-me-down having to push you to. 

UN : Tough. 

The Buddhas : Try. 

UN : Ok, I’ll try.

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