seeing my true nature

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seeing my true nature

Postby Arabic Buddhist » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:29 pm

Hello Dharma friend

When I read to master bodhidharma teaching . He said about the important to see our true nature .
But how can i see my true nature ?
Do by practecing breathing meditation ?
Or there other meditation ?

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Re: seeing my true nature

Postby oushi » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:32 pm

I think everything is explained in the same teaching. Just don't leave even one sentence without understanding.
Say what you think about me here.

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Re: seeing my true nature

Postby Arabic Buddhist » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:41 pm

oushi wrote:I think everything is explained in the same teaching. Just don't leave even one sentence without understanding.


Ok I'll read All his teaching
I have book has three sermons :
the Bloodstream Sermon •
the Wake-up Sermon •
the Breakthrough Sermon .

Is there other sermons of master bodhdharma ?

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Re: seeing my true nature

Postby Astus » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:08 pm

This short text sums up well Bodhidharma's teachings, explaining in brief the principle (true nature) and the function (practice) of zen: THE ESSENCE OF MAHAYANA PRACTICE (with Annotation).
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: seeing my true nature

Postby Arabic Buddhist » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:12 pm

Astus wrote:This short text sums up well Bodhidharma's teachings, explaining in brief the principle (true nature) and the function (practice) of zen: THE ESSENCE OF MAHAYANA PRACTICE (with Annotation).


Thank you dear friend


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