By Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
One of many world’s major gurus on Zen Buddhism, D. T. Suzuki was once the writer of greater than 100 works at the topic in either jap and English, and used to be such a lot instrumental in bringing the lessons of Zen Buddhism to the eye of the Western international. Written in a full of life, obtainable, and simple demeanour, An advent to Zen Buddhism is illuminating for the intense pupil and layperson alike. Suzuki presents a whole imaginative and prescient of Zen, which emphasizes self-understanding and enlightenment via many structures of philosophy, psychology, and ethics. With a foreword by way of the well known psychiatrist Dr. Carl Jung, this quantity has been commonly said a vintage advent to the topic for a few years. It presents, besides Suzuki’s Essays and guide of Zen Buddhism, a framework for residing a balanced and fulfilled life via Zen.
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Thien-An. Venerable 42 Hearn is here only once a week for dokusan and will be leaving for the Asian countries at the end of the month. Once, soon after you went to Providence, I went to visit with Roshi Kozan Kimura. " Dr. " My answer: "Galloping through, it is all around. " Kimura Roshi said I should decide on one Master. I told him you were not here. He told me I should follow you around and go to Providence. He said he likes me to come and sit Zen with them but would not give me dokusan lest he interfere with another's kong-an.
22. ' " Soen-sa said, "You want this question to grow. This mind is no good. This is attachment thinking. You must cut off this thinking, and only do hard training. It is not important for the question to grow. What is important is one moment of clear mind. Clear mind is before thinking. If you experience this mind, you have already attained enlightenment. If you experience this for a short time-even for one moment-this is enlightenment. All the rest of the time you may be think ing, but you shouldn't worry about this thinking.
Just enter the sound of the shakuhachi, and the shakuhachi will explain to you what enlightenment is. Dr. Thien-An, Song Ryong Hearn, and Kimura Roshi are all good teachers. I think you can take your questions and problems to any of them and they will teach you well. You have many kong-ans. But a kong-an is like a finger pointing at the moon. If you are attached to the finger, you don't understand the direction, so you cannot see the moon. If you are not attached to any kong-an, then you will under44 stand the direction.