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The Importance of the Teacher in Zen

The 36th Patriarch, Great Master Yaoshan, visited Shitou and asked him, “I understand the 12-part teachings of the 3 Vehicles for the most part, but I hear that in the south they directly point to the human mind, see their natures and become Buddhas. This is still not...

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The Difference Between Knowledge and Practice

Today vast amounts of information are easy to obtain. Choice is endemic. If we are interested in meditation we can access the teachings of thousands of years in a few short seconds and soon be reading hundreds of pages of the sayings of ancient masters. It’s a...

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