the virtue of non-attachment in Zen

the virtue of non-attachment in Zen

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 28, 2012 9:41 am

what would a Buddhist explain about the virtue of non-attachment in Zen? . . .
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Re: the virtue of non-attachment in Zen

Postby Astus » Mon May 28, 2012 10:48 am

It's a good beginning. Then stop being attached to non-attachment. And finally, don't create a concept of not being attached to non-attachment. So says Baizhang.
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)
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Re: the virtue of non-attachment in Zen

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 28, 2012 1:59 pm

Is being patient and waiting a good discipline
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Re: the virtue of non-attachment in Zen

Postby Astus » Mon May 28, 2012 2:56 pm

Being patient is good. Waiting for enlightenment is delusion and incorrect practice. The patience to practise in Zen is, however, the patience of non-production of phenomena (anutpattika-dharma-ksanti). That is seeing emptiness without fear, letting go without worry.
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)
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Re: the virtue of non-attachment in Zen

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:19 am

In a specific book it says something called -dana prajna paramita- , in the section discussing attachment and non-attachment.
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Re: the virtue of non-attachment in Zen

Postby Indrajala » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:28 am

Wesley1982 wrote:In a specific book it says something called -dana prajna paramita- , in the section discussing attachment and non-attachment.


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