Posts tagged ‘God’

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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May 1 99

by Zen Master Dae Jin

Computers don’t understand the year 2000,
Human beings don’t understand what is human being.
Buddha does not understand Buddha’s birthday,
What is true Buddha?

In front of the Buddha statue offering flowers, incense and bows.
Praying for enlightenment, peace, love, …

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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

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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Jun 1 98

Common Ground

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

A discussion with Zen Master Dae Kwang and Father Kevin Hunt


Last summer, the Institute for World Spirituality in Chicago hosted a weekend Christian – Buddhist retreat led by Father Kevin Hunt OCSO and Zen Master Dae Kwang. Two days

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Jun 1 94

It’s Not a Thing

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

When Zen Master Huai Jang first visited Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch, he was already an experienced practitioner. After he bowed, Hui Neng asked him, “Where do you come from?” Huai Jang replied, “From Sung Shan.” The Patriarch then asked, …

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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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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 Read More...
Mar 24 77

No America, No Russia

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

March 24, 1977

 

Dear Jim,

Thank you for your letter. How are you?

You ask me to recommend a practice or meditation. So I ask you, what do you want? If you want something, you don’t understand correct meditation. …

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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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Apr 1 73

Q&A about God at Brown University

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

On Tuesday nights The Providence Zen Center holds a meditation session at the Dharma Room (Manning Chapel) at Brown University. The following is an account of one of the exchanges which has taken place there.

After one of the Dharma …

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