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  The Buddha once taught the Bhikkhus about the All:

"I will teach you the All. Listen closely. What is the All? It is eye and visible object,
ear and sound, nose and scent, tongue and taste, body and feelings, mind and ideas.
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I recently found a Zen Buddhist group close by and attended a 'session' with them. One thing I was struck with was the amount of bowing during the ceremony. Could someone please instruct me in why the bowing...especially since there is no belief in a God or Higher Power. Thanks.

CT:
When one whose mind is not empty,
He can not do bowing.
Even his body does,
It is not bowing.
Only bowing,
No bower nor bowed.
The same with prostrating.

ChonTri 03/07/03


 



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