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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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WHAT IS THE ALL?
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.
This is the All.

If anyone says, "This All is not enough. I will claim another All," can it be done?
The speaker might believe it can, but he will not be able to show another All."

[from "Samyutta Nikaya" edited by Anne Bancroft.]


 



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