History

The Helgö Buddha

A remarkable collection of religious items from diverse lands was discovered during archae­ological excavations on the Swedish island of Helgö. Undoubtedly the most extra­ordi­nary find dis­covered during the exca­vations at Helgö was a small, bronze Buddha…

A Taste of Zen: Daju Huihai

Vinaya master Yuan asked Great Pearl, “When you practice the Way, do you use a special skill?”
Great Pearl said, “I do.”
Yuan asked, “What is it?”
Great Pearl said, “ When I’m hungry I eat. When I get sleepy I sleep.”
Yuan said, “Everyone does these things. Do they not have the same skill as you?”
Great Pearl said, “They do not have the same skill.”
Yuan said, “Why is it not the same?