Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn
speak on the Boston Dharmadhatu, a scholar requested Seung Sahn Soen-sa, “What is the adaptation betwen shikan taza—‘only sitting’—and kong-an practice?” Soen-sa acknowledged, “When i used to be in la final month, many of us requested me concerning the distinction among Soto and Rinzai Zen. I spoke back, ‘They are the same.’ merely the externals are various. Soto makes use of information of respiring to chop off pondering. Kong-an Zen makes use of the kong-an to chop off considering. in simple terms the strategy is assorted. removing considering and.
With nature and may see that nature is you and also you are nature, that nature is the Buddha, who's preaching to us at each second. i'm hoping that each one of it is possible for you to to listen to what nature is announcing to you.” considered one of Soen-sa's scholars pointed to a rock within the Dharma room and stated, “What is that rock asserting to you correct now?” Soen-sa acknowledged, “Why do you're thinking that it truly is asserting anything?” “Well, i will listen whatever, yet i cannot fairly make out what it is.” “Why do not you ask the rock?” “I already have,.
Enlightenment! i need enlightenment!’ With this type of considering, they are going to by no means reach enlightenment.” “The cat does not imagine enlightenment or no-enlightenment.” “The cat is simply a cat. I ask you: Does the cat have Buddha-nature? If it has Buddha-nature, then it may possibly reach enlightenment. If it has no Buddha-nature, no enlightenment.” “Hmmm … i do not know.” Soen-sa laughed and acknowledged, “Yah, don't-know is sweet. Very good.” sixty four. Out of the Depths June thirteen, 1975 pricey Soen-sa-nim, i'm.
current. Mang Gong went to his room pondering, “This Zen grasp and that i are an analogous. now we have either attained enlightenment. he's Buddha, so am I. yet on the grounds that he was once my first instructor i'll bow to him, simply as a standard monk may do.” After Mang Gong had bowed, Kyong Ho acknowledged, “Welcome. it has been many years because i have obvious you. I heard that you've got attained enlightenment. Is that true?” Mang Gong acknowledged, “Yes, Master.” “Wonderful. Now allow me ask you a question.” Kyong Ho picked up a fan and a.
Do I understand?” I keep in mind that there's not anything to appreciate, not anything to be performed or to be practiced, in basic terms transparent brain. yet not anyone desires to pay attention this, they need to drink, dance, make noise, have critiques, and ceaselessly discuss love and compassion, that's in simple terms their notion of affection and compassion. i've got no real interest in changing into a instructor, only a few hear besides, or even in case you speak in any respect, you're not being an excellent instructor more often than not. So my instructing is to inform other folks no longer.