Posts tagged ‘function’

Jun 3 11

The Mountain is Green and the River is Flowing

by Zen Master Ji Kwang

An old man is sitting opposite me. He smells rather. The passengers next to me change their seats. I deliberately remain seated. The man drinks from a bottle of high proof liquor and offers me a sip. I decline politely. …

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Sep 1 01

My Dharma Speech Is Already Finished

by Zen Master Seung Sahn
Talk by Zen Master Seung Sahn at Mu Sang Sa temple at the close of Winter Kyol Che 2001

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

The meaning of this hit is: becoming tight is becoming loose; …

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Apr 15 01

Transmission Dharma Talk

by Zen Master Bon Soeng
On April 15, 2001 Zen Master Bon Soeng received transmission from Zen Master Seung Sahn at Kye Ryong Sahn International Zen Center/Mu Sahn Sah.

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

Appearing is disappearing.

Disappearing is appearing.…

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Sep 1 00

Inka Speech

by Andrzej Piotrowski JDPSN
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Coming empty-handed is going empty-handed. Going empty-handed is coming empty-handed.

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

Originally — no coming, no going.

[Raises Zen stick over …

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Jun 1 00

Kong-An Workshop

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

Excerpted from a workshop at the Whole World is a Single Flower Conference

Zen Master Soeng Hyang: It’s great that so many people came for the kong-an discussion. For me, kong-ans are the root of our practice. Kong-ans are like …

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Sep 1 99

Transmission Speech

by Zen Master Dae Bong
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Transmission is no transmission. No transmission is transmission.

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

Originally, nothing. What is transmission?

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits …

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Aug 1 99

Zen Stick Swallows Universe

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Question: If you see a lot of blame in your life and very little praise, and you feel a lot of pain and very little pleasure, and you hang on to this then you suffer a lot. So you always …

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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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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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Apr 1 98

Sangha As direction, Sangha as path

by Nancy Brown Hedgpeth JDPSN

The Buddha taught about the three jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. But in one of his teachings he said that of these three Sangha is the most important. They all seem important and completely interconnected: When we look deeply into …

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Mar 1 94

How Can You Answer?

by Zen Master Su Bong

From a talk given at the Cambridge Zen Center, 1993

Zen means understanding myself. What am I? What is a human being’s job on this Earth? Why do we eat every day? An old Chinese poem says, “Coming empty-handed, going …

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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 1 89

Commentary on Hyang Eom’s “Up a Tree”

by Zen Master Wu Bong

Adapted from comments made following a talk at Providence Zen Center in December, 1989.

The Hua Yen Sutra, that the last speaker talked about, like other sutras, is a collection of teaching techniques that the Buddha used. When Paul finished …

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Dec 5 81

Bodhidharma Will Kill You Too

by Zen Master Su Bong

Dharma Talk given at the Providence Zen Center Buddha’s Enlightenment Day Ceremony on December 5, 1981

Thank you all for coming. I’m very happy to be here. The only trouble with these ceremonies is when you have to give a …

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