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KILL THE BUDDHA

EXPLAINATIONLinji Yixuan (臨濟義玄) was the founder of the Linji school of Zen and he was highly iconoclastic, leading students to awakening by hitting and shouting in order to free them from words or concepts. As well as the shouting and hitting he also said many things that would have shocked … Continue reading

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LOVE ALL BEINGS LIKE YOURSELF

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BEYOND CONCEPTS – AN INFINITE BUDDHA LAND

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LUMINOUS IS THE MIND

EXPLANATIONIn the Pali-cannon the Buddha states (A.I.8-10) “Luminous, monks, is the mind, and it is defiled by incoming defilements” indicating that through meditation the mind’s natural radiance can be made manifest. The tathagatagarbha (“arahant womb”) is said to be “by nature brightly shining and pure,” and “originally pure,” though soiled … Continue reading

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BACK HOME

Returning back home,cross-legged and nowhere to roam,bird songs, leaves blowin. Squirrels in their holes, birds sing in this wilderness, place of perfect rest. Sat up straight legs crossed, incense burns and floats aloft, – my home, no more lost! People they don’t change, neither do they stay the same, cos … Continue reading

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