Posts tagged ‘thinking’

Sep 1 00

Inka Speech

by Merrie Fraser JDPSN
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Don’t know mind is compassion mind, compassion mind is don’t know mind.

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

No don’t know mind, no compassion mind.

[Raises …

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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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Sep 1 98

First Kyol Che

by Nancy Brown Hedgpeth JDPSN
Kyol Che is the ninety-day retreat that is held twice a year (winter and summer) in Korea. Three-month winter Kyol Ches and three week summer Kyol Ches are also held at the Providence and Warsaw Zen Centers.

The meaning of …

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Jun 1 98

Common Ground

by Zen Master Dae Kwang

A discussion with Zen Master Dae Kwang and Father Kevin Hunt


Last summer, the Institute for World Spirituality in Chicago hosted a weekend Christian – Buddhist retreat led by Father Kevin Hunt OCSO and Zen Master Dae Kwang. Two days

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Feb 1 93

Empty is Clear

by Zen Master Su Bong

Many people try to control their thinking. First, they try to solve their thinking. They try to make bad thinking correct. They try to make themselves right. That’s usually the first course. The meaning is – “if I can justify …

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Sep 1 92

Our Practice

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Our world is supported by three columns: time, space, and cause and effect. But, where do time and space come from? Also, who makes cause and effect? Time, space, and cause and effect are made by thinking. Our thinking makes …

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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

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Feb 26 90

at Providence Zen Center

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Aug 1 76

True Meditation

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

At a recent Dharma Talk, Zen Master Seung Sahn was asked what elements contribute to make a meditation practice strong and clear. He answered:

“True meditation comes from true cognition; true cognition comes from true meditation.

There are many schools …

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Oct 1 74

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Dharma speech given by Zen Master Seung Sahn at the opening of the Cambridge Zen Center Sim Gum Do Institute.

 

(Hitting the table with the Zen stick three times)

Everybody has been very busy, but you have all come …

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Aug 1 74

Ten Thousand Demons Appear

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

From a letter to a student in retreat:

I hope you are victorious over all demons. If you think, ten thousand demons appear. If you cut off all thinking, you will create the clear mind. Then you will get freedom, …

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Oct 1 73

Only Practicing

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

One morning a student asked Seung Sahn Soen Sa, “How can one control thinking while sitting Zen?”

Soen Sa replied, “If you are attached to thought, your practice and your thoughts are different. if you are not attached to thoughts, …

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