Zen text on death

Hey everyone. I’m looking for a text about a zen master mourning after death of a loved one. Another monk says he shouldn’t mourn because of impermanence or something, and the master says he’s mourning because he wants to mourn. Anyone familiar with this story / where to find it? submitted by /u/thinkinboutstuf [link] [comments]Read…

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The most essential method, which includes all other methods, is beholding the mind.

The mind is the root from which all things grow. If you can understand the mind, everything else is included. It’s like the root of a tree. All a tree’s fruit and flowers, branches and leaves depend on its root. If you nourish its root, a tree multiplies. If you cut its root, it dies.…

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Nichiren (1222-1289) also known as Hengchuan Xinggong , aka Rugong became known in Japan as a proponent of the Lotus Sutra

撗川行珙 Hengchuan Xinggong (1222-1289), aka Rugong may have been one of the final zen characters, few of whom survived in Ming China following the Mogul invasions and political control, which favored the replacement of Chan with Pure Land. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nichiren_Buddhism (claims Hengchan (Hengchuan Xinggong) was Japanese) see also https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/J.C.Cleary.html see also http://www.worldwisdom.com/public/viewpdf/default.aspx?article-title=Shinrans_Life_and_Legacy_by_Alfred_Bloom.pdf (page 6 see…

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Zen and the art of Motorhome maintenance.

I have recently returned home from a 1500 mile 9 day road trip in our little camper van. I took along Urs Apps book of sayings by Yunmen, and I am glad that I didn’t get the chance to read any of it, as I was too busy with the basics of life on the…

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Zen and the art of Motorhome maintenance.

I’ve just returned home, after a 1500 mile road trip in our little camper van, 9 stops, 150 mile average per day, travelling with the bare minimum of neccesities was an excellent way to detach from the routine trivialities and hamster wheel habits that become the norm unless challenged with change. Change is good, a…

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Fingers galore

(Arguably) The second patriarch standing in the snow and cutting off his finger Juzhi cutting off the kid’s finger. Mingben missing a joint of his finger in a portrait. The cutting off of a finger joint as part of taking the precepts or making a promise has been discussed before… But if we treat each…

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Fingers galore

(Arguably) The second patriarch standing in the snow and cutting off his finger Juzhi cutting off the kid’s finger. Mingben missing a joint of his finger in a portrait. The cutting off of a finger joint as part of taking the precepts or making a promise has been discussed before… But if we treat each…

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Welcome New People! What format do you want?

I’m told that we need to welcome new people more effectively… so how do we do that, new people? The only link new people need in this forum? www.reddit.com//r/zen/wiki/famous_cases The only book new people need to read in this forum? https://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/zen/mumonkan.htm The only warning new people need in this forum? The [Dogenism] school holds that…

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ThatKir 6.27.2022 AMA.

1) Where have you just come from? What are the teachings of your lineage, the content of its practice, and a record that attests to it? What is fundamental to understand this teaching? Don’t create complications for yourself out of imaginary problems, attesting to The Truth doesn’t rest on a single thing. If you still…

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