I was listening to one of the many comments that you were reading on your podcast regarding attachment to enlightenment, and I had a delightful series of thoughts that I felt compelled to share with the Daily Buddhism sangha. I was listening to your commentary on the issue and realized that it may not be a . . . → Read More: Paradoxes
Book Review: The Sayings of Layman P’ang: A Zen Classic of China
Translated by James Green
Shambhala Publications, 2009, 144 pages.
When the mind is at peace,
The world too is at peace. –Laymen P’ang
Layman P’ang was a Chan/Zen Buddhist during the Tang Dynasty. He serves as an exemplary figure to those Buddhists practicing outside of monasticism. He studied . . . → Read More: Book: The Sayings of Layman P’ang, by James Green
When the nun Chiyono studied Zen under Bukko of Engaku she was unable to attain the fruits of meditation for a long time.
At last one moonlit night she was carrying water in an old pail bound with bamboo. The bamboo broke and the bottom fell out of the pail, and at that moment Chiyono was set . . . → Read More: Koan: No Water, No Moon
Daiju visited the master Baso in China. Baso asked: “What do you seek?”
“Enlightenment,” replied Daiju.
“You have your own treasure house. Why do you search outside?” Baso asked.
Daiju inquired: “Where is my treasure house?”
Baso answered: “What you are asking is your treasure house.”
Daiju was enlightened! Ever after he urged his friends: “Open your own tresure house and . . . → Read More: Koan: Open Your Own Treasure House
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Podcast Episode 47: Enlightenment and Love
The pledge-drive for the Daily Buddhism’s new computer isn’t quite done yet, but it’s getting close, the details are on the site.
This past week, I have been in the process of rebuilding the Tao of the Day website . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 47: Enlightenment and Love