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When Westerners first encountered the strange Zen dialogues and antics that had been treasured in East Asia for a thousand years, there seemed to be more madness than method. Any name that can be given it is not its eternal name. The fact is that no external factor can ever give you freedom. Being dead, nothing worse can happen to him. About an hour later, the doctor called us all in for the final farewell. Here is manifested the unsophisticated Self which is the original face of your being; here is shown all bare the most beautiful landscape of your birthplace. At the same time, Zen thinkers like Huineng and Huang-po developed subtle philosophical positions based on the One Mind or original unstained nature, the Buddha-nature, in all beings—though always with the caveat that it is not through words and concepts that it is known, but when it is seen as, say, the cypress tree in the front yard, or in the pain of one's nose after a master has twisted it.

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The Golden Age of Zen

golden age of zen zen masters of the t wu john c h

This is not the moment to weep; this is a moment of joy and glory. The Open Secret Huang-lung Tsu-hsin was on intimate terms with the famous man of letters Huang Shan-ku 1045-1105. He did not answer the question, but he lifted the questioner to a higher plane, a plane beyond logic and reasoning, beyond living and dying. Without craving, without anger, without sorrow or care, let the mind move in untrammeled freedom, going where it pleases. Not that he is immune to the buffets of fortune, but he knows that they cannot injure him any more.

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The Golden Age of Zen

golden age of zen zen masters of the t wu john c h

Hsiang attended upon him, day and night, serving medicine and helping him to get up on necessary occasions. A frog jumps in,— Plop! Of course, I understood what he meant, for this is more or less true also of the Chinese. In the book he has many times said about the stories related to Bodhidharma and few others that they are legends without any basis. So he took it upon himself to come to look for the man. Wu began his Chinese education at the age of six. Now what must he do? But the mere recognition that mystery exists is enough to send any man of sensitive mind into an ecstasy of joy and wonder. All readers seeking the 'spring' of Zen will find in these pages the refreshing words sometimes enigmatic and profound, sometimes practical and humorous of the earliest exponents of the tradition.

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The Golden Age of Zen: Zen Masters of the T'Ang Dynasty

golden age of zen zen masters of the t wu john c h

It is the only goal. This book gives a fascinating survey of the early years of Chinese Zen Chan Buddhism, staying focused on the movement of Buddhism to the land where Taoism and Confucianism flourished. He hit off a gatha on the spot: All the Dharmas are from the very beginning Essentially silent and void. For instance, this: In order to arrive at having pleasure in everything, Desire to have pleasure in nothing. This book reminds me of my first encounters with Zen as a teenager. The Way Upward Zen masters are soaring spirits. All operations of cause and effect are like dreams and illusion.

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The Golden Age of ZEN : John C. H. Wu : 9780941532440

golden age of zen zen masters of the t wu john c h

Can he be the man of Tao you are looking for? But in the whole book, he never says that many stories of Jesus Christ are also legends. Zen is without colors, boundaries, or borders. I want you to tell me something about the days after. Kraft has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, and the Stanford University Japan Center in Kyoto. Mark you well: this will be the very Buddha. From dusk to dawn I could not close my eyes.

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Golden Age of Zen, The: Zen Masters of the T'ang Dynasty, John C. H. Wu, Foreword by Kenneth Craft, Introduction by Thomas Merton

golden age of zen zen masters of the t wu john c h

Once the pole on his shoulder suddenly split so that the pails fell to the ground pouring out all the water. With such interior landscape, it is little wonder that he should be so intensely in love with nature, for nature alone could reflect the inner vision with a certain adequacy. For ten years his apparitions continued. There is no telling how many troubles in the world have had their origin just in this wrong orientation. Still, the master does have a necessary function to perform. So, even your calling the names of others is nothing but an expression of your love for him.

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The Golden Age of Zen

golden age of zen zen masters of the t wu john c h

Wu is very insightful and was friends with Lin Yutang. Neither should we cling to the eternal Void and give no attention to the wind and moon of the day. . In order to arrive at knowing everything, Desire to know nothing. Absolutely, in its suchness, it cannot be named: but relatively to the world of things, it is, as it were, their common Mother. Wu looks first at the basic foundations of the school of Zen laid down in the sixth century by Bodhidharma and in the seventh century by Hui-neng, and then examines the magnificent flowering of the whole movement in the hands of successive generations of Chinese sages.

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The golden age of Zen : Zen masters of the Tang dynasty / by John C. H. Wu ; introduction by Thomas Merton ; forword by Kenneth Kraft.

golden age of zen zen masters of the t wu john c h

Furthermore, what kind of a day is it? His main teaching that illumination is to be achieved through contemplation of the Void spread to Japan through Dengyo Daishi 767-822. To the monks of the temple, they were just two fools. Again: Is it not because he is selfless That his Self is realized? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Wu 1899—1986 was one of the most extraordinary Chinese of his generation. Later he told me that it was the first time in his thirty years of practice to find a dying person still so thoughtful of others. Everyone carries in his bosom The idea of knife and axe; How can he see the mountain flowers Tinting the waters with patches of glorious red? Earn 5% commission simply by linking to Vedic Books! His mother was of irascible disposition.

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