Posts tagged ‘emptiness’

Jul 16 07

Volcano, Earthquake, Tsunami, War

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

[Raises the Zen stick over his head, then hits the table with the stick.]
BOOM!
Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.
Our world is always changing-sometimes fast, sometimes slow. When the change is fast, we suffer a lot. Our world …

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Jan 26 05

Dharma Talk with Kimball Amram at Providence Winter Kyol Che

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Jun 1 02

Inka Dharma Talk

by laura

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]
Cloud is mountain, mountain is cloud.
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]
Originally no cloud, no mountain.
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with …

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Apr 7 01

Inka Dharma Speech

by Myo Ji Sunim JDPS

On April 7, 2001 Myo Ji Sunim received inka in a ceremony at Providence Zen Center with Zen Master Soeng Hyang presiding.

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

Empty is full. Full is empty.

[Raises Zen …

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Sep 1 00

Transmission Speech

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

You are the universe, the universe is you.

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

In this sound, you and universe disappear.

[Raises Zen stick over head, …

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Jun 1 00

Four Times Five Equals Twenty

by Zen Master Seung Sahn
Zen Master Seung Sahn’s closing talk at Hwa Gye Sah temple in Seoul for the 1999-2000 Winter Kyol Che

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

What is the meaning of this? Mountain is water, water is …

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Dec 1 98

Trusting In Mind

by Zen Master Hae Kwang

A New Translation of the Hsin Hsin Ming, the classic poem by the Third Patriarch of Zen, Seng T’san
Zen Master Hae Kwang

The Great Way is not difficult,
Just don’t pick and choose.
If you cut off all likes …

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Nov 8 98

Inka Speech

by Gye Mun Sunim JDPS

On November 8, 1998, Gae Mun Sunim received inka from Zen Master Seung Sahn at Kwan Yin Chan Lin, our Zen Center in Singapore.

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

At this point, receiving inka is …

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Sep 1 98

Losing It is Getting It – Part 1

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

This is an excerpt from a talk given by Zen Master Seung Sahn to the members of Hwa Gye Sah, our temple in Seoul, on the evening before Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. Traditionally Buddhists will stay up all night practicing meditation

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Jun 1 98

Enlightenment Day

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

“Enlightenment Day”

This is an excerpt from a talk given by Zen Master Seung Sahn to the members of Hwa Gye Sah, our temple in Seoul, on the evening before Buddha ‘s Enlightenment Day. Traditionally Buddhists will stay up all

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Oct 1 83

What Have We Got to Hold Onto in this Life?

by Zen Master Su Bong

This talk was given during a retreat at Providence Zen Center, October 1983.

Adeline: I have a friend named Terry who is missing. She was in a small plane that crashed in the sea. So everyone assumes she died. …

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Apr 20 75

The Spring Geese are Flying North

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

A Dharma Speech given by the Zen Master Seung Sahn at the opening ceremony of the International Zen Center of New York on April 20, 1975

 

(Holding up his Zen stick and hitting the table, slowly, three times)

Is …

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Jan 1 75

Who is it that Sees these Leaves?

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

A Student wrote to Zen Master Seung Sahn:

 

In the Fall, there are leaves on the ground. If they are on a lawn, someone may come out of a house and sweep them into little piles. In the afternoon …

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Dec 1 74

Where Does the True Buddha Dwell?

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Zen Master Ku San wrote to Ven. Duk Sahn as follows:

 

Once Zen Master Ang Sang asked Zen Master Wi San Yungwoo, ‘Where does the true Buddha dwell?’

Wi San answered, ‘When origination and matter come together, they become …

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Oct 1 74

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Dharma speech given by Zen Master Seung Sahn at the opening of the Cambridge Zen Center Sim Gum Do Institute.

 

(Hitting the table with the Zen stick three times)

Everybody has been very busy, but you have all come …

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Jun 1 74

The Great Way is in Front of the Door

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

On June 16, 1974 we held an opening ceremony for our new home. On this occasion Zen Master Seung Sahn delivered the following Dharma message:

(Striking the table) Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.

(Striking the table) No form, no …

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Apr 1 74

The Dog Runs Away with the Bone

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

The Dog Runs Away with the Bone

From a letter:

An eminent teacher once said, “Original consciousness is always clear. Beyond the six roots and six consciousnesses and six dusts, it is not hindered by speech or words. True nature …

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Mar 1 74

This World is Very Funny

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

An excerpt from a letter:

This world is very funny. In true nature, all things neither appear nor disappear. Yet people say that things have life and death. This is funny. Things are neither tainted nor pure. Yet people think …

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Sep 1 73

Dependent Origination

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

While visiting the Sambosa Temple in Carmel Volleys California, Seung Sahn Soen Sa gave a Dharma talk to a large gathering of visitors on a Sunday evening.

Soen Sa, walking up to a table in the front of the room, …

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