Posts tagged ‘precepts’

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 …

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Sep 2 13

Mind Cures

by Zen Master Wu Bong

Question: Can my Buddhist name be picked by my guiding teacher instead of just going by the list?
Zen Master Wu Bong: In Zen we don’t like special that much.
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Question: What is beyond all doubt?
Zen Master Wu

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Apr 3 11

Precepts Ceremony Talk

by Tim Lerch JDPSN

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Apr 3 11

Precepts Ceremony Talk

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

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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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Jan 1 01

Good Actors

by Zen Master Bon Shim
A dharma talk in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Here’s a question for everybody: How can you get out of samsara, how do you get out of suffering? We’re really lucky because we have a good practice situation. We can help and …

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Jun 1 97

The Jewel and the Goose

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

Just before the Buddha died, his students became very anxious about who their teacher would be after he passed away. The Buddha said that after him the precepts would be their teacher. As practitioners of Zen we encounter two lineages …

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Jan 1 96

Four Precepts Enlightenment

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Once in Korea a man wanted to take the five precepts. But, he liked to drink. “I want to drink!”, but then he thought, “If I only drink and take the precepts that means breaking the precepts.” So, he got …

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Jul 1 94

Inka Speech

by Nancy Brown Hedgpeth JDPSN
[Raises Zen stick overhead and hits table]

Is this a good place or a bad place?

[Raises Zen stick overhead and hits table]

Is this no place? Is this a magic place? Is this a special place?

[Raises Zen stick …

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Mar 2 85

Dharma Talk with Zen Master Wu Bong at Providence Zen Center Yong Maeng Jong Jin

by Zen Master Soeng Hyang

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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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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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