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  Shoun became a teacher of Soto Zen. When he was still a student his father passed away, leaving him to care for his old mother. Whenever Shoun went to a meditation hall he always took his mother with him. Since she accompanied him, when... continue...

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EVERYDAY MIND
One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master:
-How should one practice Tao?
The Zen master replied:
-Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired.
The Vinaya master said:
-Most people do that.
The Zen master explained:
-No, no, not so. When they eat, they do not want to just eat but think of this or that;
when they go to sleep, they do not want to just sleep but think of this or that.

ChonTri 04/26/2009


 



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