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  In Tokyo in the Meiji era there lived two prominent teachers of opposite characteristics. One, Unsho, an instructor in Shingon, kept Buddha's precepts scrupulously. He never drank intoxicants, nor did he eat after eleven o'clock in the morning.... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Jan.16.2008 @ 11:34AM EDT by stephen
Cut down
The forest of desire,
Not the forest of trees.
From the forest of desire
Come danger & fear.
Having cut down this forest
& its underbrush, monks,
be deforested.

-Dhammapada, 20, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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