Question: An academic friend of mine has done some research and come up with the theory that the historical Buddha didn’t really live, that the Buddhist teachings were of a later period. Is the personality of the Buddha important for… Read More ›
From an exhibition at: Norton Simon Museum March 28–Aug. 25, 2014 Buddha Shakyamuni or Akshobhya Nepal, 13th century, Gilt-copper alloy, 13-3/4 x 10-1/4 in. (34.9 x 26 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation.
Earnest Zen trainees, do not be surprised by a real dragon or spend a long time rubbing only one part of an elephant. Exert yourself in the way that points directly to your original Buddha-nature…