Shih-tou Hsi-chien (700-790) was a very well known Chinese Ch'an master. As a young monk, he was one of the disciples of the Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng. After Hui-neng passed away, Shih-tou continued his pilgrimage...
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Posted on Mar.12.2009 @ 07:29AM EDTbyrebenelite
Besides just be.
I read that buddhe once swiped at a fly. The fly left and then buddha swiped again. A monk asked buddha why he swiped thin air and buddha replied "the first time i was not concious" so i did it again conciously.
However, I also read a story about the zen master takuan soho in the book of immovable wisdom, he sugests that zen is like lightning, you learn skills etc to the point where they are automatic, then your actions are without thought and you are acting with the buddha mind.
It seems that both these ideas are attachment and discriminatory. Does this make them both wrong?
Or should we just accept that anything you say or do is attachment and it is ok?
In my opinion, it does not matter what you do, but we need to eat and live in society so we must do what we need to and we must use our senses because we are alive.
So once must do what one must do.
Nothing more, nothing less.
Is that it?
(Lucky this page times out or I might have used up or the server hdd space =)