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

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

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

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:33 pm
by SunWuKong
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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Re: 'Zen: The Art of Simple Living': Habits, Ideas and Hints for Living A Happy Life

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:25 pm
by Wayfarer
Excellent article and an inspiring teacher.. :applause:

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

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:03 pm
by JMGinPDX
Thank you! Got this book in my Amazon cart now..... ;)

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

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:37 pm
by WesleyP
Is that Life of Zen or the Emptiness practice.

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

Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:54 am
by LastLegend
JMGinPDX wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Thank you! Got this book in my Amazon cart now..... ;)
:lol: