Posts tagged ‘Seung Sahn’

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 …

Oct 1 97

Kill the Buddha

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

Lin Chi Zen Master said, “If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha. If you meet a Patriarch, kill the Patriarch.” Zen Master Seung Sahn says that in this life we must all kill three things: First we must kill …

Sep 1 93

Finding Your Compassion

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

From a talk at Providence Zen Center on Buddha’s Enlightenment Day, 1991


Throughout the ages people have written commentaries on the Buddha’s enlightenment using many different perspectives. But from the point of view of history, the Buddha’s enlightenment is …

May 1 91

Earth Soup

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

Each morning we say the Four Great Vows at the beginning of practice:


Sentient beings are numberless; we vow to save them all.
Passions are endless; we vow to extinguish them all.
The teachings are infinite; we vow to