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Nicholas Weeks
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Chan Staff

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:56 pm

Not sure if this staff is unique to Chan or even if it is used anymore, but interesting symbolism to it:

http://www.cttbearthstore.org/dharma-instrument.html
Manjushri is the hallowed Dharma, the ruler of the Dharma, the shining one, the superb illuminator of the world;
He is the powerful lord of Dharma, the king of the Dharma, the one who shows the most excellent pathway of mind. Manjushri-namasamgiti

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Post by Kim O'Hara » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:17 pm

I know it as the staff Jizo carries - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... C00176.JPG - but Wikipedia says - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khakkhara - its history goes back to India, which means it predates Chan or any of the East Asian schools.

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Re: Chan Staff

Post by Invokingvajras » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:54 am

Pardon my sudden change of topic, but...

Eighteen possessions?

I was only aware of eight.
Spiraling Down the Middle Path

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