A guide to Kyoto’s most important Zen garden and temple sites.
That is a problem in Buddhism — that ‘something’ that does not change even though our body and mind have been changing, what is it?
Love has to be brave enough to drink up the person entirely ― poison and all.
Shakyamuni Descending from the Mountain. 15th century, Japan. © Metropolitan Museum of Art
‘All efforts to reach salvation are inadequate, are moves inside samsara’, if only the beings would recognize their own true face as that of the Tathagata whom they so eagerly seek…
Put your body in order. It will follow naturally that the mind will improve. Mind—body—mind—body—mind . . . Mind and body will always be in harmony.
It’s not a matter of intellectually figuring out what mu is. To see muji you must put yourself completely into it until you are mu itself. Concentrate on muji until you and muji become one thing, and then keep on working.
Back in my room, which even at midday was rather dark, I lighted a red votive candle and began idly glancing through the pages of the old gentleman’s gift. It proved to be a reprint of an eighth-century (T’ang dynasty) text composed by the Ch’an Master Hui Hai, together with a selection of his dialogues with his disciples…