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  Tetsugen, a devotee of Zen in Japan, decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, a tremendous undertaking.... continue...

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I HAVE NOT SAID A WORD
Posted on Dec.11.2011 @ 07:23AM EDT by chontri

From the day when he was totally awakened to last day when he passed away,
it was about 45 years long, the Buddha was walking everywhere he could around
the land of India and teaching what he knew to anyone who needed to be awakened
like him. At the last moments, he said to the ones around him something like this:

"In 45 years now, I have not said a word."

Why did he say so?

Chon Tri 12/11/2011


 



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