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 Post subject: 4 Vows dharma talk
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:48 pm 
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Here is a dharma talk by Zen priest Gil Fronsdal about the Four Great Vows and their connections to the 4 Noble Truths.

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"On initial contact with these great wonderful vows that lie at the heart of Zen Buddhism..."
This quote from the talk confirmed my feeling the Four Vows are a core part of Zen practice. They represent the Bodhisattva ideal in condensed form. No method in Zen, whether strange or ordinary is undertaken for one's own benefit alone, but is done in order to try to benefit all beings.


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 Post subject: Re: 4 Vows dharma talk
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 1:10 am 
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Luke, you may also enjoy this from my own teacher: From the Four Noble Truths to the Four Universal Vows.

~~Huifeng

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 Post subject: Re: 4 Vows dharma talk
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 7:34 pm 
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Thank you, Ven. Huifeng. The book looks interesting! :namaste:


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