Hakuin ja 18 kenshos

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Hakuin ja 18 kenshos

Postby zenman » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:02 pm

Hallo

I once read that Hakuin had 18 (if I recal correct) kenshos, according to his own words. I've tried to find where he said this. Any idea where I can find this piece of information?

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Re: Hakuin ja 18 kenshos

Postby Meido » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:24 pm

Check out Waddell's translation of Wild Ivy, in the third chapter page 64 of the 1999 edition:

After a month of this i still had not experienced a single pang of hunger. On the contrary my body and mind were both fired with a great surge of spirit and resolve. My nights were zazen. My days were sutra recitation. I never let up. During this period I experienced small satoris and large satoris in numbers beyond count. How many times did I jump up and jubilantly dance around, oblivious of all else! I no longer had any doubts at all about Ta-hui's talk of 18 great satoris and countless small ones. How grievously sad that people today have discarded this way of kensho as if it were dirt!


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Re: Hakuin ja 18 kenshos

Postby zenman » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:51 pm

Oh, great. Thank you Meido.


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