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WuMing
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Soto Zen Text Project website

Post by WuMing » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:34 pm

unfortunately the website closed, but the have some news about their translations
今以佛眼觀之佛與眾生同住解脫之床。無此無彼無二平等。
Now, observing with the eye of the Buddha, both the Buddha and ordinary beings are in the same liberated state. There is neither this nor that: there is only non-duality and identity.
- 空海 Kūkai in Unjigi 吽字義 The Meaning of the Letter Hūṃ
- Kūkai on the Philosophy of Language by Takagi Shingen and Dreitlein Eijō
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Śrī Singha said to Padmasambhava:
Since buddhas and sentient beings are inseparable and the same, it is necessary to respect all sentient beings as being on the same level with the buddhas. Can you?
- translated by Malcolm N. Smith

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Re: Soto Zen Text Project website

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:12 pm

Their Dharma Eye magazine is running a translation and commentary on the Shobogenzo. Here is the latest issue:

http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/dharma/pdf/40e.pdf

Wonder if the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives is considered 'correct' enough to be part of the International Soto group?
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Re: Soto Zen Text Project website

Post by Matylda » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:55 am

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:12 pm
Their Dharma Eye magazine is running a translation and commentary on the Shobogenzo. Here is the latest issue:

http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/dharma/pdf/40e.pdf

Wonder if the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives is considered 'correct' enough to be part of the International Soto group?
No the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives is not part of Japanese soto zen organisation. And it has nothing to do with correctness or anything like that. In soto worldwide are accepted only poeple and org which follow standards and registered training in Japanese soto monasteries. Rev. Jiyu Kennett was herself originally from Japanese soto zen, but became independent and not interested in keeping touch with its Japanese origin. Therefore the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives does not belong to Japanese soto zen officially.

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