Xutang Project Case 2: Revisions

舉。 Citation 世尊因。外道問。昨日說何法。 The Buddha was asked by an Outsider, “What truth1 did you speak on yesterday?” 云。說定法。 The Buddha said, “I spoke on certainty.”1 又問。今日說何法。 The Outsider asked, “On what truth do you speak today?” 云說不定法。 The Buddha replied, “I speak on uncertainty.” 外道云。昨日說定。今日何說不定。 The Outsider said, “Yesterday you spoke of certainty, today, why…

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Historic Record: Lidai fabao ji… Everyone wants the robe… and somebody or another is lying

What does Lidai fabao ji represent according to Wendi Adamek The Lidai fabao ji is a long-lost Chan/Zen Buddhist text, recovered from among the manuscripts discovered in 1900 in the hidden li- brary at the Mogao caves, near the Silk Road oasis of Dunhuang. Until then, it was remembered only as a fraudulent history produced…

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The full text of the Zuo-Chan-Yi

I will now share with you the full text of the Zuo Chan Yi, a meditation manual dated to around 1103AD in China, in the Chan tradition, in fact originally published as part of a book about Chan Monastery life. I will do this to share information, as well as to demonstrate the baseless content…

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New Book from a Cleary?

Amazon suggested this to me, but only when I went to the kindle tab… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0893NBY85/ One Hundred Questions is a classic collection of material for use in what is known as kanhua-chan, meditation by contemplation of sayings, one of the main categories of methods used in Chan Buddhist practice. This text consists of questions, answers,…

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The fraud behind claims of “Zen meditation” has multiple factual errors

What about Silent Illumination? Nobody knows what Hongzhi was talking about. The majority of his records haven’t been translated. The ONLY plausible theory I’ve seen so far is that “go sit quietly in the corner until you understand what you did wrong” was confused with “sitting quietly is doing it right”. This is supported by…

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Reading Zen Mind, Beginner’s Minds and came across the fly art

It actually startled me. Is there some meaning or significance to this image being included in the text? submitted by /u/ziro_protagonist [link] [comments]Read More

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Duty to Speak

There was that guy Xiangyan who said that your duty is evaded when you don’t speak in situations where opening your mouth means you lose your life. What the heck is my duty? submitted by /u/ThatKir [link] [comments]Read More

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Zen Under the Gun: Special Iron

The book: https://www.amazon.com/Zen-Under-Gun-Masters-Turbulent/dp/0861715926/ It purports to be the records of four different Zen Masters, consecutive dharma heirs, spanning almost 200 years. Zen Masters after Wumen: Hengchuan (1222-1289) Gulin (1262-1329) Up in the teaching hall. Gulin spoke a verse: The golden wind fans the plain. Leaves fall in the forest. The hum of the locusts fills…

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Haz Enlightenments?

Most famously: Yangshan said, “From now on what should be my mode of life?” Guishan said, “I admire your Dharma Eye; I am not concerned about the practical side of the matter.” . Less-ish: Having entered the Dharma Hall for a formal instruction, Mas ter Yunmen said: “It is well known that shallowness [of virtue]…

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r/Zen Posts-of-the-Week Podcasts

Here: Podcast discussing r/zen posts weekly: https://sites.libsyn.com/407831 Follow on Spotify supposedly. Follow on Apple Podcasts: [insert link here] Get interviewed by ewk for this podcast: [insert name here] . Welcome! ewk comment: If you can’t find the post, the link is linked on the podcast page. Sometimes posts that get podcasted about do get [removed]…

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