Looking Deeply At So-Called Permanent Things

Looking Deeply At So-Called Permanent Things

Looking Deeply At So-Called Permanent Things With Science [When a piece of seemingly solid matter—a rock, a human hand, the limb of a tree — is placed under a powerful electronic microscope], the electron-scanning microscope, with the power to magnify several thousand...
The Four Dharma Seals

The Four Dharma Seals

The Four Dharma Seals The Four Dharma Seals are really four quintessential insights that will completely transform your life. Once seen they can never be unseen. Once experienced they will completely change the way you see and experience the world. Right now you are...
The Questions of King Milinda

The Questions of King Milinda

The Questions of King Milinda King Milinda went to Nagasena and after exchanging polite and friendly greetings, took his seat respectfully to one side. Milinda began by asking: “How is your reverence known, and what sir, is your name?” “O’ king, I am...
The Five Gates of Tao-hsin

The Five Gates of Tao-hsin

Five Gates of Tao-hsin: Let it be known: Buddha is the mind. Outside of the mind there is no Buddha. In short, this includes the following five things: First: The ground of the mind is essentially one with the Buddha.Second: The movement of the mind brings forth the...
New Years Message 2021

New Years Message 2021

New Years Message From master e I love you. I wish I could be with you in person and hold you tight. That I could sit with you and hold your hand. That I could see you smile and hear your voice. I wish I could snap my fingers and take away all your fears and...
Bodhidharma’s Outline of Practice

Bodhidharma’s Outline of Practice

Bodhidharma’s Outline of Practice There are many roads for entering the Way, but essentially there are only two:  entering through the Principle  and entering through practice. Entering Through the Principle ‘Entering through the Principle’ is awakening to...
He Saved Everyone Before He Was Born

He Saved Everyone Before He Was Born

From the Collected Works of Korean Buddhism, Vol. 7-1 Gongan Collections 1: Case 1 TITLE: The Greatly Enlightened, World Honored One, Śākyamuni Buddha The World Honored One, without having yet departed Tusita (heaven),had already descended into the palace and,without...
Zen & The Conundrum of Words

Zen & The Conundrum of Words

Zen is… “A special transmission outside the scriptures,not founded upon words and letters.by pointing directly to one’s mind,It lets one see into one’s own true natureand thus attain buddhahood.” The above statement from Zen Master Bodhidharma is an interesting one....
Faith Mind Inscription

Faith Mind Inscription

Verses on the Faith Mindby Chien-chih Seng-ts’anThird Zen Patriarch [d. 606 AD]Tr. by Richard B. ClarkeZen teacher at the Living Dharma Centers, Amherst, Mass. The Great Way is not difficultfor those who have no preferences.When love and hate are both...
Three Approaches to Zen

Three Approaches to Zen

The Three Divisions of Ch’an Buddhism by Zen Master Zongmi (Tsung-mi) There are various schools of Ch’an mutually conflicting with each other. The doctrines preached by these established sects are contradictory and obstructive to each other. Some of them Regard...