Posts tagged ‘happiness’

Dec 10 13

Ethics: In Order to Help

by Ja An JDPSN

The sila (ethics) paramita is not separate from the other paramitas; in fact, all paramitas support each other.

In Buddhist practice we often hear about a Middle Way, staying between extremes. This goes back to the story of the historical …

Sep 2 13

If We Stay Awake

by Zen Master Wu Bong

One time when I was small child, I thought I would drown because I physically started to drown. At that time, I remember, I was intensely curious. What is it like? Well, I will die. What is it going to …

Sep 20 09

Inka Speech, Bogumila Malinowska

by Ja An JDPSN

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

Dirty is clean, clean is dirty.

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

Not dirty, not clean.

[Raises the

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.]
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 …

Sep 1 00

Gathering Our Great Merit

by Zen Master Seung Sahn
A dharma speech about Kye Ryong Sahn International Zen Center/Mu Sang Sah. This speech was given in Korea and is translated from the Korean. Zen Master Seung Sahn’s western students, used to his original and simple English style, will find Read More...
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 …

Jun 1 99

Desert Dharma

by laura

At 7:30 pm on April 27, 1998, two events were taking place within a mile of each other. Nestled between the neon and glitter, bright lights and buffets of the Las Vegas Strip, the Aladdin Casino?s luck had run out. …

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, …

Sep 1 93

Zen Master Dae Bong Inka Speech

by Zen Master Dae Bong
Lifts stick, hits table

This stick and this sound are they a hindrance to your mind?

Lifts stick, hits table

This stick and this sound are they no hindrance?

Lifts stick hits table

If you say, “hindrance,” you are like …

Dec 1 90

The Rimpoche’s Toenails

by Zen Master Bon Yeon

When I first started practicing, I went to Nepal to look for a teacher. At that time there was a famous Buddhist rimpoche at Swayambu monastery. Everyone said that he was accustomed to teaching Westerners, so I decided to go …

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 …

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 …