Hsin Hsin Ming

. Many words and many strategies spin around irrelevantly. Cutting off words and cutting off strategies, there is no position that is not passed through. Returning to the root gains the purpose; following after the light loses the lineage. Instantly revert the light, then victory and retreat are the primary emptiness. The transformations of primary…

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Zen & Diamonds

The mods came down and dropped the hammer because there were no references to actual Zen texts in the original post. This is a repost under a different title. Take two. “…coming here is just a habit.” But why tho. It occurs to me now that it’s just what remains if you subtract everything. All…

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Sutras, Diamonds, and Community

“…coming here is just a habit.” But why tho. It occurs to me now that it’s just what remains if you subtract everything. All gains and achievements are illusory. The fruits of such endeavors may be enjoyed for a time. But like waking up from a dream, ultimately there is not a thing to grasp,…

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Wholesome Zhaozhao

A monk asked, “What is ‘holy’?” Joshu said, “Ordinary.” The monk said, “What is ‘ordinary’?” Joshu said, “Not holy.” The monk said, “When neither ordinary nor holy – what then?” Joshu said, “What a fine Zen monk!” submitted by /u/Owlsdoom [link] [comments]Read More

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Yicun gets pwned

When Yicun was ready to leave Cave Mountain, he went to say farewell to the master. Master Dongshan asked him, “Where are you going?” Yicun said, “I’m traveling through the mountains.” The master said, “When you came here, what road did you take?” Yicun said, “I came though Flying Monkey Peaks.” The master said, “What…

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Guilt

Metta to everyone I have been dealing with guilt from past. It’s been 5 year’s at the point I had apologised the person, but it’s about to be 5 years, I often get that thought of being guilt, past two year’s back, I started my meditation journey, I have been helped a lot but still,…

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Rujing: Sending Off Librarian Liang, Who Presented Himself and Said His Goodbyes

Barking dogs, and pig men, lumped in the mud— Picking up the winter’s sword, towering up to the sky, They modulate into a spring breeze, with open, laughing eyes, The blush of peach blossoms, illuminating the azure pearl. 送亮藏主謁碧雲 咬狗猪漢爛泥團。撮著參天劍刃寒。轉入春風開笑眼。桃花紅照碧琅玕。 submitted by /u/surupamaerl2 [link] [comments]Read More

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100 Zen Questions: Level Ground

What is level ground? Yuantong’s Question: Practicing mysticism is still going on a steep and difficult path; what is level ground1? Wansong’s Answer: East, west, south, north. Linquan’s Instructional Verse: East, west, south, north- thorns piercing the heavens. A stone man without legs needn’t exert effort. You still must pass through that double barrier When…

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Fayan and Dizang – Where is the stone?

The Transmission of the Lamp provides the following account of their exchange: Guichen asked, “Where are you going?” Fayan replied, “On an ongoing pilgrimage.” Guichen said, “Why do you go on a pilgrimage?” Fayan replied, “I don’t know.” Guichen said, “Not knowing is most intimate.” At these words Fayan instantly experienced enlightenment. The record of…

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paintedw0rlds ama

Hey. Doing my AMA as requested. Happy to be a part of this community and engage in the community traditions. I’d rather not give too many personal details but I’ll talk about my zen study to whoever wants to ask. Where have you just come from? I’ve been reading the Waddell translation of Bankei. Here’s…

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