Posts tagged ‘truth’

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.]
BOOM!
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 …

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Sep 1 01

My Dharma Speech Is Already Finished

by Zen Master Seung Sahn
Talk by Zen Master Seung Sahn at Mu Sang Sa temple at the close of Winter Kyol Che 2001

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

The meaning of this hit is: becoming tight is becoming loose; …

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Jun 1 00

Four Times Five Equals Twenty

by Zen Master Seung Sahn
Zen Master Seung Sahn’s closing talk at Hwa Gye Sah temple in Seoul for the 1999-2000 Winter Kyol Che

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

What is the meaning of this? Mountain is water, water is …

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Feb 23 00

Do You Still Have Mind?

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Do You Still Have Mind?


Zen Master Seung Sahn’s opening talk at Hwa Gye Sah temple in Seoul for the 1999-2000 Winter Kyol Che

The day after tomorrow we will begin our three month winter retreat, Kyol Che. Kyol Che …

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Oct 1 99

Traveling Zen

by Zen Master Bon Yo
Excerpted from a workshop at the 5th Whole World is a Single Flower Conference held at Providence Zen Center, October 1999.

Welcome everybody. We have our workshop in a very busy place here. That is quite good, because we are …

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Mar 1 99

Inka Speech

by Yu Ma Sunim JDPS

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

Enlightenment is no enlightenment. No enlightenment is enlightenment.

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

No enlightenment. Not no enlightenment.

[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits …

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Dec 1 98

Trusting In Mind

by Zen Master Hae Kwang

A New Translation of the Hsin Hsin Ming, the classic poem by the Third Patriarch of Zen, Seng T’san
Zen Master Hae Kwang

The Great Way is not difficult,
Just don’t pick and choose.
If you cut off all likes …

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Sep 1 98

Inka Speech

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

When Buddha was born he said “in the heavens above and the earth below only I am holy.” But William Blake said “Everything that lives is holy.”

[Raises Zen stick …

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Sep 1 98

Inka Speech

by Paul Park JDPSN
[Raises Zen stick over head, then hits table with stick.]

Sky is earth. Earth is sky.

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

No sky. No earth.

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

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Jun 1 98

Happy Buddha’s Birthday

by Zen Master Bon Soeng

When Buddha was born, he sprang out of his mother’s hip, walked seven steps, said, “Heaven above, earth below, only I am holy.”

[hits table with zen stick]

When you and I were born, we sprung from our mother’s uterus, …

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Mar 24 77

No America, No Russia

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

March 24, 1977

 

Dear Jim,

Thank you for your letter. How are you?

You ask me to recommend a practice or meditation. So I ask you, what do you want? If you want something, you don’t understand correct meditation. …

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Sep 1 75

Why We Chant

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

One Sunday evening, after a Dharma talk at the International Zen Center of New York, a student asked Seung Sahn Soen-sa, “Why do you chant? Isn’t sitting Zen enough?”

Soen-sa said, “This is a very important matter. We bow together, …

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Jan 1 75

Who is it that Sees these Leaves?

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

A Student wrote to Zen Master Seung Sahn:

 

In the Fall, there are leaves on the ground. If they are on a lawn, someone may come out of a house and sweep them into little piles. In the afternoon …

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Feb 1 74

What is that Rock Saying?

by Zen Master Seung Sahn

One Sunday night at the Providence Zen Center, Seung Sahn Soen-sa told the story of Su Tung-po’s enlightenment. Afterwards he said to his students:

“What do we learn from this story? That Zen teaches us to cut off all discriminating …

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