the virtue of non-attachment in Zen

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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.
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: 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.
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: 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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