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by m0rl0ck
Wed May 26, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 2504

Re: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners

Astus wrote: it's not m0rl0ck's essay but a writing by Hanshan Deqing, one of the most famous Buddhist teachers of Ming China.
Yes and lets be clear, Hanshan is the only one in this thread qualified to give advice about practice.
by m0rl0ck
Tue May 25, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 2504

Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners

Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners By Master Hanshan Deqing [1546-1623] Translation by Guo-gu Shi I. How to Practice and Reach Enlightenment Concerning the causes and condition of this Great Matter, [this Buddha-nature] is intrinsically within everyone; as such, it is already co...
by m0rl0ck
Sat May 22, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Waiting for Amageddon
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Waiting for Amageddon

These are sick people. Evangelical christians waiting for the end of the world, looking forward to the suffering of their last battle. "If the bible werent true, we wouldnt have to build jet engines." ~evangelical christian software engineer who works with military aircraft "Israel is the anvil on w...
by m0rl0ck
Sat May 22, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Huang Po in context
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Huang Po in context

Probably the most important "context" to keep in mind about any of this period of Chan literature, is that it was composed in the Song several centuries after the period they describe in the Tang, and much "salt and vinegar" has been added to the old recipe by the Song composers. Actually one of th...
by m0rl0ck
Sat May 22, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Huang Po in context
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Huang Po in context

I realize that not everyone is as enamored of HP as i am :) but i found this great essay at the zensite that places him in context as far as buddhism, chinese buddhism, zen, the political situation and literary traditions of the day etc. Excerpt below concerning some of the more important points in ...
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 20, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua

Dexing wrote:

Whether I'm right or wrong, that's at least my experience.

Hope it helps.

:namaste:
Thank you, it did help :namaste:
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 20, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua

The "six types of psychic power" 六通 are 1. telekinesis 2. divine vision 3. knowledge of others' minds 4. knowledge of (one's own) rebirths 5. knowledge of the arise and decease of beings (in various rebirths) 6. ending of defilements He means that when one has reached the depths of calm and insight...
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 20, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua

In addition to his inspired poetic verses, Master Hua also gave a prose commentary on both his verses & the sutra: http://cttbusa.org/heartsutra/hs.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Using the link above, here is what he taught about the six powers: Six types of psychic powers are a...
by m0rl0ck
Wed May 19, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua

I have a feeling that some of my difficulty understanding the commentary may be cultural to some degree or other and on the other hand sheer lack of experiential knowledge. When Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Reversing the light to shine within, Avalokiteshvara Enlightens all the sentient beings, thus ...
by m0rl0ck
Wed May 19, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Heart sutra with commentary by Hsuan Hua

The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra with the Standless Verse Commentary of the Venerable Master Hsüan Hua Translated by Ron Epstein Revised by Bhikshuni Heng Ch'ih Translator's note: The original translation appeared in The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra with Verses Without a Stand and Prose Comment...
by m0rl0ck
Sat May 15, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Most of you need to watch this
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Most of you need to watch this

Most of you will get something out of this, a few, who are beyond hope probably wont.
http://www.buddhanet.net/flash/toc/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by m0rl0ck
Fri May 14, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5252

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

I also found the terminology strongly misleading. The question came to mind, "If there is no self then what eats dinner?" It really does read like a total denial of the existence of human beings. There is quite a difference between saying the self is empty and saying it does not exist. this is your...
by m0rl0ck
Fri May 14, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5252

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

I say, people don't die. More sharply, people cannot die. Even if you want to, you can't die. Why? Because there is no self who's dying. If there is no self, how you can die? This is the discovery. This is the absolute solution. [?] You cant die. Look into it, nobody there, nothing there. There's n...
by m0rl0ck
Fri May 14, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5252

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

i think some of you all may have way too high an opinion of your own intelligence to get very much out of buddhism. just my opinion.
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 13, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5252

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

Astus wrote:I'm not asking these questions as if I wanted an answer personally for myself but as part of our discussion, questions I raised for you - or whoever is up for a discussion.
ok Duh :rolleye: sorry to have misinterpreted.
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 13, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5252

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

Having practiced zen/chan over the better part of two decades, this has not been my experience. What other quality control is there? Do people learn to evaluate their progress on the path or it is always the teacher who tells it? Is the study of the Buddha's teachings encouraged at all? Isn't the t...
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 13, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5252

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

You win by virtue of sheer endurance :) Unless my practice involves sitting on my cushion thinking up snappy comebacks, this thread is interfering with it.
A minutes worth of practice is better than an hours verbal quibbling.

Metta :)
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 13, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How do we know?
Replies: 19
Views: 2470

Re: How do we know?

Dexing wrote:
Don't make anything, and there is no problem. Make something and attach to it, then you have a big problem. So put it down, then just see, just hear, just help others.

:namaste:
:bow:
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 13, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5252

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

And I put down the "essential" part of the speech, about the meaning of Zen, the universe, and everything. I say, people don't die. More sharply, people cannot die. Even if you want to, you can't die. Why? Because there is no self who's dying. If there is no self, how you can die? This is the disco...
by m0rl0ck
Thu May 13, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 5252

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

I was talking about the speech itself, not Sanbo Kyodan as a whole. But I guess as he is the leader of the group what he says is a representative introduction of their view. Focusing only on the experience of emptiness might look like the common theme of every Zen teaching. But actually such teachi...

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