Posts tagged ‘clear’

Jan 13 12

Don’t Lose This Beginner’s Mind

by Zen Master Bon Shim

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Jan 1 01

Good Actors

by Zen Master Bon Shim
A dharma talk in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Here’s a question for everybody: How can you get out of samsara, how do you get out of suffering? We’re really lucky because we have a good practice situation. We can help and …

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Dec 1 00

Inka Speech

by admin
Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.

Sound is silence. Silence is sound.

Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.

No sound, no silence.

Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.

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Sep 1 00

Inka Speech

by Merrie Fraser JDPSN
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Don’t know mind is compassion mind, compassion mind is don’t know mind.

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

No don’t know mind, no compassion mind.

[Raises …

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Oct 1 99

The Birth of Zen

by Gye Mun Sunim JDPS

Excerpted from a workshop at the 5th Whole World is a Single Flower Conference held at Providence Zen Center in October 1999.

One day, 2500 years ago, the Buddha sat on the peak of Vulture Mountain with a vast assembly …

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Sep 1 98

Inka Speech

by Zen Master Bon Hae
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

When Buddha was born he said “in the heavens above and the earth below only I am holy.” But William Blake said “Everything that lives is holy.”

[Raises Zen stick …

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Apr 1 96

Inka Speech

by Ken Kessel JDPSN
(raises stick and hits table)

Do you want to see this? If you want to see it, your eyes fall out.

(raises stick and hits table)

Do you want to hear this? If you want to hear this, your ears …

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Feb 1 93

Empty is Clear

by Zen Master Su Bong

Many people try to control their thinking. First, they try to solve their thinking. They try to make bad thinking correct. They try to make themselves right. That’s usually the first course. The meaning is – “if I can justify …

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Aug 1 91

Big Suffering

by Zen Master Dae Kwang
Often Zen Master Seung Sahn says, “If the direction of your life is clear, then your whole life is clear. If your direction is not clear, then your life will always be a problem.” The reason we practice Zen is…Read More...
Nov 4 76

Four Kinds of Anger

by Zen Master Seung Sahn
Berkeley, California
November 4, 1976

Dear Soen Sa Nim,

How are you, and how is it to be back East again? We miss you here! I hope the seven-day Yong Maeng Jong Jin is going well.

It is strange how …

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