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Zen Buddhism

Zen Buddhism
Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism. It is primarily distinguished from other Buddhist sects in that it deemphasises religious texts as means to reaching enlightenment and instead focuses on introspection. Zen emphasizes direct communication over the study of scripture. In the words of Alan Watts, a British philosopher and writer: "Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes." Zen Teachings & Beliefs All sentient beings have Buddha-nature.Knowledge can be acquired from all aspects of life.Such knowledge helps to achieve enlightenment.The six paramitas (perfections) are the six principles of enlightened living. Zen Practices The goal of Zen practice is to discover one's Buddha-nature. CalligraphyChantingFlower arrangingHaiku poetryKatsuKoanMaintenance of Zen gardensPaintingSesshinZazen The core of Zen practice is the sitting meditation called Zazen (Japanese). Zen proverb

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The Five Varieties of Zen An old Zen student called Hsiang-yen went to dokusan with Kuei-shan Ling-yu (771-853), the T'ang dynasty master, and Kuei-shan gave him a koan, of which over and over he was unable to see into it's mysteries. Hsiang-yen decided that it was all too much for him and he would surrender. He went away and found a sacred site, the grave of the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, Hui-neng, and maintained it as a shrine. » Letting Go of Attachment, from A to Zen “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.” ~Dalai Lama Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Lori Deschene of Tiny Buddha. If there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting. Yet we consistently put ourselves in situations that set us up for pain.

Lao Tzu (Laozi) » Wisdom of the Ancient Sages « Articles & Wisdom Lao Tzu (Laozi) Wisdom of the Ancient Sages The Old Master An Introduction to Lao Tzu Allen Ginsberg’s Hand-Annotated Photos of the Beat Generation Disappointed by the On the Road movie? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Luckily, NYU’s Grey Art Gallery is offering a far superior option for those in search of an inside glimpse at how the Beat Generation lived. Zen Buddhism WWW Virtual Library Created: 5 Sep 1994. Last updated: 19 May 2017. 22 years online and counting Edited by Dr T. Matthew Ciolek and Vladimir Keremidschieff. The Simple Tao (Simple Taoism) The Way is to benefit others and not to injure. The Way is to act but not to compete.It does not show greatness and is therefore truly great. Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river Tao"the way", "the path". it is often represented by water because water always seeks the path of least resistance, yet is strong enough to demolish even stone when no other recourse is available. everything below flows from this.

Taoism The word Tao means path or way, although the original meaning in Chinese philosophy and religion is more abstract. Behind all material things and all the change in the world lies one fundamental, universal principle which is the Way or Tao. This principle governs everything, all change and all life. Behind the multiplicity and contradictions of the world lies a unity: the Tao. The Power of the Way is Te. Pineal secrets - Pineal gland, the land of god. Pineal Secrets: Pineal gland is the true master gland. It is situated between the eyes. It is the organ of clairvoyance, Third eye, the eye of Ra or Heru (God). Biblical Jacob saw God face to face on the island of Pe-ni-el. Its secretes melatonin which is anti ageing in effect and anti oxidant in nature. This also secretes melanin which colours our skin.

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