Chan Buddhism

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths - what can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Chan Buddhism

Post by bodom » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:56 am

Thank you aflatun good stuff! :sage:

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Chan Buddhism

Post by James Tan » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:46 pm

Hi guys , just like to share a Chan story here .

Master Dong Liang and his Master Yun Yan .

One day , Master Dong Liang because feeling puzzled by his master teachings , he asked his master ;

Master , you said even the trees and the nature are also expounding the dharma ?

Master Yun Yan replied : oh , definitely !

Master Dong Liang : but , I don't understand , I really don't hear anything !?

Master Yun Yan : I see , you are listening using your ears , that's why you can't hear it !

Master Dong Liang : master , how should I listen then ?

Master Yun Yan : ah ha , that's easy , you should use your eyes to hear instead !

At that moment , upon hearing that , Master Dong Liang realized instantly .

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