Question about Zen School

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Re: Question about Zen School

Postby pueraeternus » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:00 pm

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Re: Question about Zen School

Postby seeker242 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:57 pm

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Re: Question about Zen School

Postby Wesley1982 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:11 am

Thus far, it seems like Soto zen has little to do with the Magga - Path to Liberation or being a follower of Jesus.

Unless, Dogen trod the Path.

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Re: Question about Zen School

Postby Fu Ri Shin » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:59 am

"Once delusion is extinguished, your wisdom naturally arises and you don’t differentiate suffering and joy. Actually, this joy and this suffering, they are the same."

— Chinese hermit, Amongst White Clouds

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Re: Question about Zen School

Postby Fu Ri Shin » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:11 am

I'm aware of the speculation around Jesus and Buddhist teachings. It's just that saying Soto doesn't seem to be much about following Jesus is a redundant statement, unless you're comparing it to Taizan Maezumi's lineage or other American Zen groups that have ties with Christians, and even then... Soto (and Buddhadharma) has no special relationship with the Christ to begin with, so I'm not sure what the dichotomy you've posited is based on.
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Re: Question about Zen School

Postby Bonsai Doug » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:01 pm

Now having obtained a precious human body,
I do not have the luxury of remaining on a distracted path.

~ Tibetan Book of the Dead

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Re: Question about Zen School

Postby Fu Ri Shin » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:26 pm

"Once delusion is extinguished, your wisdom naturally arises and you don’t differentiate suffering and joy. Actually, this joy and this suffering, they are the same."

— Chinese hermit, Amongst White Clouds

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Re: Question about Zen School

Postby jundo cohen » Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:31 pm

In the Soto corner of the Zen world where I sit, the main work is by you with your self. Nobody can do it for you, and nobody can give you many answers.

However, it is a good thing to have a Teacher and other experienced folks to lend an ear and offer guidance, and a Sangha of folks to support you and each other. Books are helpful, but can only go so far in that way.

It is a bit like learning to sail a boat on the open sea. You have to get out there and do the actual sailing ... just you and the wind and the sea ... but good to have some experienced old salts around to show one the ropes a bit, how to read the compass and handle a storm.

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