Posts tagged ‘don’t know mind’

Oct 1 99

Traveling Zen

by Zen Master Bon Yo
Excerpted from a workshop at the 5th Whole World is a Single Flower Conference held at Providence Zen Center, October 1999.

Welcome everybody. We have our workshop in a very busy place here. That is quite good, because we are …

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Jun 1 99

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Three men are walking. The first man makes a sword sound, the second man waves his hands, and the third man picks up a handkerchief.

 

1. If you were there, what would be your correct function?

2. What is …

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Apr 1 99

Bodhisattva Mind, Bodhisattva Action

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

From exchanges in Cambridge & Providence in April 1999:

Question: I am trying to decide whether the path I am on is right for me.

Zen Master Seung Sahn: You cannot find your job? So I ask you, who are …

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Mar 1 99

Inka Speech

by Dae Won Sunim JDPS

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

The whole world is suffering. Sickness and death everywhere. For what purpose do we come into this world? Only to suffer?

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with …

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Sep 1 93

Inka Speech

by Zen Master Bon Soeng
Lifts stick, hits table

Life is like a cloud that appears.

Lifts stick, hits table

Death is like a cloud that disappears.

No life, no death.

No appearing, no disappearing.

Lifts stick, hits table

Katz!

Just now, breathing in and …

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Dec 7 91

Inka Speech

by Zen Master Bon Yeon
On December 7, 1991, Zen Master Bon Yeon became the second woman to be certified a Ji Do Poep Sa Nim in our School.

Hits the podium with the Zen stick.

Mountain is blue, moonlight is shining.

Hits the podium

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May 30 87

with Marlina Rinzen at Empty Gate Zen Center

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

http://www.kwanumzen.org/talks/SoengHyang/BR62=87-5-30_MarlinaRinzen+BR@EGZC.mp3

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Feb 26 87

with Barry

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

http://www.kwanumzen.org/talks/SoengHyang/BR58=87-2-26_Barry+Bobby@x.mp3

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Mar 1 82

Gilding The Lily

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang
Dear Bobby,

At the “leaping tiger” retreat in Lawrence several weeks ago, I had two interviews with you. I was the one who practices with Katagiri Roshi (sort of tall, thin, old, no hair).

During the interviews you gave me …

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May 1 79

Chew, Chew, Chew

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Chew, Chew, Chew


The material for this Newsletter was contributed by the Lawrence Chogye Zen Group in Lawrence, Kansas. It is a dialogue between a student (P) and Soen Sa Nim. (SS) that took place at a Dharma Talk last …

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Aug 20 76

Woodstock

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

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Jul 1 73

Keeping a Zen Mind

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

A visiting student asked Seung Sahn Soen Sa after a Sunday night lecture, “When practicing Zen, how can one keep a Zen mind?”

“Do you understand your mind?”

“I don’t know.”

“Well, it is just this ‘don’t know’ mind that …

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