Posts tagged ‘Man Gong’

Apr 1 00

Transmission Speech

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

Ready?

If you want it, go get it.

If you don’t want it, it will get you.

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

Return to the …

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Oct 9 99

Already Appeared

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Already Appeared


On October 9 and 10, 1999, over three hundred students from fifteen countries gathered at Providence Zen Center for the Fifth Triennial Whole World is a Single Flower Conference.

Thank you very much everyone for coming to this …

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Oct 1 98

I Already Caught a Fish

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Man Gong’s Net: One day, Zen Master Man Gong sat on the high rostrum and gave the speech to mark the end of the three month winter retreat. “All winter long you monks practiced very hard. That’s wonderful! As for …

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Sep 1 98

Bomb Enlightenment

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

This point is the birthplace of all Buddhas and Patriarchs, but Buddhas and Patriarchs do not understand this point. So, this point completely kills them.

[Raises Zen stick over head, …

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Dec 1 97

Good News

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

December is the traditional time that we in the West celebrate the great enlightenment of the Buddha some 2,500 years ago. The enlightenment of the Buddha is good news for all beings. Why is that?

The Buddha practiced with great …

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May 1 92

“I” saved the frogs

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

True compassion means to become one with whatever situation you find yourself in, moment to moment. This is enlightenment. This is what the Buddha’s enlightenment teaches. There is a famous story about Zen Master Man Gong, Zen Master Seung Sahn’s …

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Sep 1 90

Commentary on Hyang Eom’s “Up a Tree”

by Zen Master Su Bong

Empty Mirror cannot hold on
to Blue Sky or Green Pine Trees’ Sound
Mystic Energy without Time and Space
Has no coming, Has no going.

 

Before Hyang Eom
Already clean in front of you.
Why then did Bodhidharma
Come …

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Jul 26 77

Wild Dharma Scenes and Broken Precepts

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

July 26, 1977

 

Dear Soen Sa Nim,

I hope you are well. Please, as much as possible, try to take care of your body.

I have not seen you in awhile. I, too have been traveling around teaching the …

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May 1 76

100% Crazy

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

A talk after a kong-an reading, by Seung Sahn Soen Sa Nim

Sometimes a student will decide to fast during Yong Maeng Jong Jin or a seven-day retreat. He begins strong. First day, second day, only water. Third day, “…maybe …

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Sep 1 73

On the Five Precepts

by Zen Master Wu Bong

The Five Precepts

I vow to abstain from taking life.

I vow to abstain from taking things not given.

I vow to abstain from misconduct done in lust.

I vow to abstain from lying.

I vow to abstain from intoxicants, …

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