Posts tagged ‘inka’

Apr 14 13

Inka Speech

by Barry Briggs JDPSN

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

Yes means no and no means yes.

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

No yes and no no.

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Mar 9 13

Inka Speech

by Igor Pininski JDPSN

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

This hit means that the teacher is a student and the student is a teacher.

[Raises the Zen stick over his head, then hits the

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Mar 9 13

Inka Speech

by Koen Vermeulen JDPSN

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

Mountain is water and water is mountain.

This is opposites world. Everything is changing, changing, changing, and suffering is everywhere. You and I cannot make it …

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Sep 2 12

See True Nature, Strong Center, Clear Direction

by Zen Master Dae Bong

From a congratulatory talk at the inka ceremony for Hye Tong Sunim on September 2, 2012. 

Thank you everyone, I hope tha’s interesting. This is the first time with our Korean family that we have this kind of inka ceremony,

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Apr 2 11

Inka Speech, Anne Rudloe

by Anne Rudloe JDPSN

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Apr 2 11

Inka Speech, Anne Rudloe, Video

by Anne Rudloe JDPSN

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Apr 2 11

Inka Speech, Anne Rudloe

by Anne Rudloe JDPSN

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

Zen is about experience, and yet it uses many words.

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

Speaking is an experience, and yet experience transcends words.

Words …

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Apr 1 10

Inka Speech, Arne Schaefer

by Arne Schaefer JDPSN

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

Zen is rooted in Buddhism and in Taoism.

Buddhism teaches; first get enlightenment then instruct all beings.

Taoism teaches to live a life in …

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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

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Sep 20 09

Inka Speech, Oleg Suk

by Oleg Suk JDPSN

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

Our teacher Zen Master Seung Sahn said that through this hit, even just for a little while, everybody experiences enlightenment.

[Raises the Zen stick over his

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May 3 08

Inka Speech, Namhee Chon

by Namhee Chon JDPSN

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]
Zen means to be free from life and death.
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]
The Heart Sutra says: there is neither old age nor death …

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May 3 08

Inka Speech, Jo Potter

by Jo Potter JDPSN

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

Kindness and cruelty are opposite sides of one form.

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

Originally no kindness, no cruelty, and no form!

[Raises Zen stick

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Sep 2 00

Deep Meaning

by Zen Master Wu Bong

Poem for the inka ceremony of Mukyong JDPSN, 2000

In all Sutras there is only one meaning
But behind this meaning, a deeper meaning;
Behind this meaning, an even deeper meaning.
Cracking thunder, bright lightning,
And all meaning disappears.
What …

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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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Dec 8 90

Inka Speech

by Zen Master Dae Kwang
On December 8, 1990, Zen Master Dae Kwang received “inka” (certification) from Zen Master Seung Sahn.

Hits table with stick

Understanding is not understanding. Not understanding is understanding.

Hits table with stick

No understanding; no not understanding.

Hits table with

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Sep 1 87

Inka Means Strong Center and Wisdom

by Zen Master Seung Sahn


In the old Chinese tradition there are two kinds of transmission: secret transmission and public transmission. The sixth patriarch had secret transmission, because at that time seven hundred monks were living in the Zen Master’s home temple. The head monk …

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