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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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SOUL & NO-SOUL
If there were a soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does exist,
Would his own ignorance, anger, greed or desire...be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were no soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does not exist,
Would his own ignorance, anger, greed or desire...be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were a soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does exist,
Would his own fear, restlessness, anxiety, sorrow, loneliness...be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were no soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does not exist,
Would his own fear, restlessness, anxiety, sorrow, loneliness...be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were a soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does exist,
Would the human race's conflicts, divisons, ocean of suffering be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

If there were no soul as one believes in and tries to prove that it does not exist,
Would the human race's conflicts, divisons, ocean of suffering be reduced or disappeared?
What is it that lies behind this kind of belief?

And this is also why it was said:
"The machine wheel does not move. When it moves, it run into either poles."

ChonTri


 



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