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On Finding Wisdom Beyond Discriminatory Thought – Huang Po & Dogen

Zen master -ObakuHuang Po, china d. 850. Studying the Way is just a figure of speech.In fact, the Tao is not something that can be studied.Study leads to the use of concepts,And when we cling to conceptsThe entire way is misunderstood.The Way is not something that exists separately from you,And it is not located anywhere… Continue reading On Finding Wisdom Beyond Discriminatory Thought – Huang Po & Dogen

Chinul · How to Practice

Chinul on what faith means……..

"Right faith does not put stock in conditioned causes or effects (temporary life circumstances). Rather, it stresses faith that everyone is originally “the one essence”, and that everyone possesses the impeccable pure self-nature, and that the sublime essence of "heaven/the Kingdom of God/Nirvana" is complete in everyone. There is no need to search elsewhere; since… Continue reading Chinul on what faith means……..

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The Secrets of Cultivating the Mind – Chinul

‘Secrets of Cultivating the Mind’ was written by Korean Zen Master Chinul This translation was completed by Dr. Thomas Cleary who is a prolific author and one of the foremost translators of Asian philosophy and spiritual teachings. He has translated numerous works in Buddhist, Taoist, and I Ching studies. He received a PhD in East… Continue reading The Secrets of Cultivating the Mind – Chinul

Xu Yun

Conversation with Xu Yun – John Blofeld

https://thebamboosea.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/a-conversation-with-hsu-yun-john-blofeld/ https://zen1.space/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=305 This story is re-told in an interesting blog called The Bamboo Sea. In the pre-amble, Blofeld relates how he came to be at a monastery when the illustrious master, Hsü Yün (pictured below), just happened to return from a long journey. *** Finding myself in his presence, I became virtually tongue-tied and had… Continue reading Conversation with Xu Yun – John Blofeld

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Huatou – A teaching by Master Xu Yun

http://dharmata.net/investigating-chan-contemplating-mind-hua-tou/ Investigating Chan and Contemplating Mind (Hua tou / ko’an) Investigating Chan and Contemplating Mind Xuyun (1839-1959) Our sect focuses on investigating Chan. And the purpose of investigating Chan is to “illuminate the Mind and see one’s own self-nature,” which means to thoroughly investigate and comprehend our original face. This investigation is also called “clearly… Continue reading Huatou – A teaching by Master Xu Yun