'Zen: The Art of Simple Living': Habits, Ideas and Hints for Living A Happy Life

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'Zen: The Art of Simple Living': Habits, Ideas and Hints for Living A Happy Life

Post by 如傑優婆塞 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:39 pm

For Shunmyo Masuno, chief priest at Kenkoji, a Soto Zen temple in Yokohama, Zen is an action, not a philosophy. As Masuno explains to The Japan Times, “Zen is concerned with gyōjūzaga, four cardinal behaviors: walking, standing, sitting, lying. It’s difficult to discover the essence of Zen by simply reading philosophical books, as is popular in the West. Unless people can apply the basic, active principles of Zen to their daily lives, it’s meaningless.” More here

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Post by SunWuKong » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:33 pm

如傑優婆塞 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:39 pm
For Shunmyo Masuno, chief priest at Kenkoji, a Soto Zen temple in Yokohama, Zen is an action, not a philosophy. As Masuno explains to The Japan Times, “Zen is concerned with gyōjūzaga, four cardinal behaviors: walking, standing, sitting, lying. It’s difficult to discover the essence of Zen by simply reading philosophical books, as is popular in the West. Unless people can apply the basic, active principles of Zen to their daily lives, it’s meaningless.” More here
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Post by Wayfarer » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:25 pm

Excellent article and an inspiring teacher.. :applause:
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Post by JMGinPDX » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:03 pm

Thank you! Got this book in my Amazon cart now..... ;)

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Post by WesleyP » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:37 pm

Is that Life of Zen or the Emptiness practice.

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Post by LastLegend » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:54 am

JMGinPDX wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Thank you! Got this book in my Amazon cart now..... ;)
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Make personal specific vows to [for example, absorb karma of sentient beings], so that they can reach enlightenment quickly. With deep faith and trust, effects will be experienced immediately. If we can’t fulfill our vows, no problem Buddhas will help us do us; thus generate merit and strength to speed us up and lead us straight to unborn wisdom. This is not a matter of truth or not but faith and willingness. That’s what I was taught. Be aware take karma of sentient beings can be overwhelming. Only do what we are capable of.

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