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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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WHEN THE BUDDHA USED A LITTLE STICK
One day when the Buddha was sitting on grasses in a grove, a little deer
came about very close to him and showed its friendliness. The Buddha first
was> dearly to the little deer a little bit, then he grasped a little stick next to
him and suddenly gave the little deer a little hard hit at its butt. The little deer
got hit, scared, and running off as fast as it could. The Buddha then said:
"Little dear, I just didn't want you to get killed by a hunter."

ChonTri 01/16/2011


 



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