KILL THE BUDDHA

EXPLAINATIONLinji Yixuan (臨濟義玄) was the founder of the Linji school of Zen and he was highly iconoclastic, leading students to awakening by hitting and shouting in order to free them from words or concepts. As well as the shouting and hitting he also said many things that would have shocked students who tended to deify […]

LUMINOUS IS THE MIND

EXPLANATIONIn the Pali-cannon the Buddha states (A.I.8-10) “Luminous, monks, is the mind, and it is defiled by incoming defilements” indicating that through meditation the mind’s natural radiance can be made manifest. The tathagatagarbha (“arahant womb”) is said to be “by nature brightly shining and pure,” and “originally pure,” though soiled with the dirt of attachment, […]

BACK HOME

Returning back home,cross-legged and nowhere to roam,bird songs, leaves blowin. Squirrels in their holes, birds sing in this wilderness, place of perfect rest. Sat up straight legs crossed, incense burns and floats aloft, – my home, no more lost! People they don’t change, neither do they stay the same, cos ‘people are change’.

DON’T LET IT PASS YOU BY

Ashes to ashes,life passes, fleeting flashes,bruises and scratches…! Let not life pass by, heaven is pie in the sky, and soon we all die…! Live positively, enjoy the birds and the bees, and hug all the trees…! Friends, make a lot of, dance with the ones that you love, a gift from above…!

SURRENDER TO TRUE-SELF

COMMENTS HaeKwan kunsunim was asked the question about what one surrenders to in Buddhism and he replied, “What surrenders? (EGO). Surrenders to What? (True Self). Mind can’t figure it out… Its not ‘its’ job ultimately. Less clouds (thoughts) and sky reveals itself…”

IN, OUT, BREATH

IN, OUT Breathe in and out; Inhalation; Exhalation; I wish I could show you – the beauty and the peace! 在, 出 呼吸進出 吸入 呼 我不能告訴你 不為人知的美麗,與和平 NOTES: the poem popped into my head as the bell rang to signal the end of my mediation. It came to me in Chinese, and I translated to […]