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Excerpt: Note to the reader. This is an electronic version of the book ?Pure-Land Zen, Zen Pure-Land? (second edition 1993 ), which is a translation of selected passages from the letters of Elder Master Yin Kuang, the Thirteenth Patriarch of Pure Land. The original Chinese titles are Yin Kuang Fa Shih Wen Ch?ao and Yin Kuang Ta Shih Chia Yen Lu. Except for the two pictures of Master Yin Kuang, nothing has been added or changed. However, the notes to the letters and the G...
Excerpt: Appendix to the thesis, entitled A Complete Catalogue Of Sakya Lam 'Bras Literature Series.
Excerpt: The following Zen encounter has been written to enlighten you to the cause of human suffering and conflict and will explain how you can eliminate that cause from the mind.
Excerpt: The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the Truth, then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the decease of the mind. When the deep meaning of things is not understood, the mind?s essential peace is disturbed to no avail.
Excerpt: Included, 1) English book or article publications on Chan / Son / Zen from approx. 1977 to 1992. Comprehensive coverage may always remain an elusive goal of bibliographies; nevertheless, an attempt was made to cover at least the academic literature in English on Chan / Son / Zen of these fifteen years.
Excerpt: Preface, I would like to begin our day of mindfulness here at this most beautiful and sacred BodhiMandala retreat site, known as dharma well, by first bowing with my deepest respect and gratitude to all those friends, students, and disciples, and especially to Senior dharma Teachers Dhamma-Ratta and Dhamma- Dayavati for exemplifying their utmost adherence to the six paramitas, or perfections in making the dharma well retreat site a reality for us all.
Excerpt: This is a story about three Chinese Zen masters from the Heian period, T'ang Dynasty, considered the Golden Age of Zen. Tao-wu (768?-853), his Dharma brother, Ch'uan-tzu (Dharma brother indicates they were both heirs of the same teacher, Yueh-shan Wei-yen) and Chia-shan, the chief monk of an important monastery. This story was retold by Dogen Zenji (1200-1253), the founder of Soto Zen in Japan.
Excerpt: Habito, Ruben L.F. 1989. Total Liberation. Zen Spirituality and the Social Dimension. Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books.
Excerpt: MacPhillamy, Douglas J. 1986. Some Personality Effects of Long-Term Zen Monasticism and Religious Understanding. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25,3: 304-319.
Excerpt: Zen consists of two main structures. Sanshi-Monbo (attending to the Law personally under a Zen master) and Kufu-Zazen (single-minded Zen meditation) in which a person uses self-effort to establish their personal ideal situation and then through trial and error tries to reach it step-by-step. Kufu-Zazen is considered to be one kind of self-control technique. Although different in character, both Sanshi-Monbo and Kufu-ZazeN are both necessary for Zen to be holisti...
Excerpt: Sano, K. 1987. Pain and Japanese Zen. Brihaye, J., F. Loew, and H. W. Pia, eds. Pain: A Medical and Anthropological Challenge, 152-154. Wien: Springer Verlag.
Excerpt: Dr.Rahula's article which follows was originally given as a lecture to the Buddhist Society, London, in 1975. Many followers of the Theravadin tradition have many misconceptions about the Mahayana tradition and about Zen in particular. They feel that the Mahayana tradition is almost another religion, whilst the Theravada is the only pure form of Buddhism. People with such a 'closed mind' can make little progress in Buddhism. Some Zen followers feel that Zen and ...
Excerpt: Stan Rosenthal may be contacted at 44 High street, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, Wales, UK. Bill Fear may be contacted at 29 Blackweir Terrace, Cathays, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales, UK. Tel (0222) 228858 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use email as first method of contact, if possible. Messages can be sent to Stan Rosenthal via the above email address - they will be forwarded on in person by myself - B.F.