By Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

ISBN-10: 1614290474

ISBN-13: 9781614290476

Abandon your valuable delusions and hit the line with the most vital Zen masters of twentieth-century Japan.

Eschewing the entrapments of self-importance, energy, and cash, "Homeless" Kodo Sawaki Roshi refused to simply accept an enduring place as a temple abbot, regardless of repeated deals. as an alternative, he lived a touring, "homeless" lifestyles, going from temple to temple, pupil to pupil, educating and educating and not permitting himself to stray from his selected direction. he's chargeable for making Soto Zen to be had to the typical humans outdoor of monasteries.

His teachings are brief, sharp, and robust. continuously transparent, frequently humorous, and occasionally uncomfortably as regards to domestic, they jolt us into awakening.

Kosho Uchiyama expands and explains his teacher's knowledge together with his statement. informed in Western philosophy, he attracts parallels among Zen teachings and the Bible, Descartes, and Pascal. Shohaku Okumura has additionally further his personal statement, grounding his teachers’ energy and sagacity for the modern, Western practitioner.

Experience the undying, functional knowledge of 3 generations of Zen masters.

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Delivered one of the most famous speeches in religious history - ' Therefore, 0 Ananda, be ye islands unto yourselves. Take the Self as your refuge. Take yourself to no external refuge. Hold fast to the Dhamma as an island. Hold fast as a refuge to the truth. Look not for refuge to anyone besides yourselves . . ' The Master recovered from his illness. Later, when speak­ ing to Ananda of his coming death, he consoled him for his obvious grief, and said, ' But now, Ananda, have I not for­ merly declared to you that it is in the very nature of all things near and dear to us to pass away ?

B I BL I OGRAPHY FOR CHAPTER THREE Davids, Prof. T. W. Rhys. Buddhism. Dutt, N. Aspects of Mahayana Buddhism and its Relation to Hina- yana. Coomaraswamy, Ananda. Buddha lind the Gospel ofBuddhism. Hackmann, H.

Consumed with jealousy at hls. cousin's position, Devadatta managed to cause a split in the Sangha, and at one time created a serious dissension by winning Ajatasattu, the son of King Bimbisara, from allegiance to the Buddha. i11 the Buddha, and, after hired assassins had failed, attempted the appalling deed himself. The most famous of these attempts, often portrayed in Buddhist art, was the letting loose of a ferocious elephant on the road along which his cousin was to come. The Buddha was warned of the attempt but insisted upon proceeding.

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