Posts Tagged ‘Hui Hai’


Image by Lori Gardi As long as there is something attained, there is so much error rising; when the Mind itself is thoroughly understood, error neither rises nor ceases. The perennial problem often with zen-adepts is that some form of objective needs to be met—something to strive after and thus something attainable. Mystically this is very faulty reasoning because there really is no-thing out there to be attained, it’s a form of objective fallacy. The great Hui Hai once put this to Read more [...]

Saturday Prime

Saturday Prime Blessed One, come to my assistance O’ Lord, make haste to help me Glory be to the Blessed Buddha and to the Divine Dharma and to the Hallowed Sangha, both now and forever and ever. Swaha. Hail, Holy Wisdom; hail, Blessed Dark-Womb of the Unborn, our Translucent Light, our Sweetness, and our Strength. To you do we make supplication, subdued children under Mara’s dominion. To you do we send up our lamentations and afflictions in this valley of dukkha. Turn then, most Read more [...]

The Bodhimaster

Hui Hai (720-814)  Q: What method must be practiced to attain liberation? A: Only by practicing the Dharma of Sudden Enlightenment can we attain liberation.  Q: What is Sudden Enlightenment? A: "Sudden" means instantly stopping false thought. "Enlightenment" means [awareness] that one attains nothing.  Q: What method is used to begin this practice? A: Just practice using the fundamental teaching.  Q: What is it and how does one practice using the fundamental teaching? A: Read more [...]