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(5) The Black Dragon

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When the birdcage is open and the illusion of the false bird dies the virtuous one recollects the unborn essence. Transcending the sensory addicted mind, finding the gateless gate to its original source of perfection. This is a black dragon’s … Continue reading

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The Muni

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2.54 Arjuna addressed the Blessed One, “O’ Lord, what is the transcendent sign that we may recognize someone who is always in deep-samādhis? What would be the signs in his speech, his silent gaze, and in his movements that would … Continue reading

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Tozen: The Spirit of Zen Buddhism

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  The Zen Master wanders the temple yard, while slowly waving a paper fan against his face under the hot summer sun. A monk approaches fast]. “Yes, Master?” “It is a hot day, and all beings suffer the sun of … Continue reading

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A Tozen Parable: The sage and the money changer

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  Once a great Zen Master stopped by a money changers shop and asked for a good deal on some foreign coins. The money changer eager to make a fast profit by acts of deceit, regretted his first impulse and … Continue reading

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