Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

The Path of the Hummingbird: Zen


I have sent for you because I need to ask you something.

I am Dogen of Eihei Temple B> What do you want to know?

I heard you have returned from China ...

This is the true and authentic teaching of Buddha.

From generation to generation, without interruption.

that has been transmitted ... P>

That's the same thing they say in other schools.

Reciting or reading sutras is unimportant. As well as the invocation of the name of the Buddha.

That was not what the Buddha taught. >

What is practice at your school?

Gardening, plants and their care: STROMANTHE 'TRIO STAR' Stromanthe sanguinea
They are very sensitive to the low temperatures, so much that they do not have to lower of 18 ° C in the winter period. Long stems carry flowers, yellow, red or white depending on the species and provided with irregularly colored bracts.

Just sit. We sit down again and again.

How can Buddhism be realized by just sitting around doing nothing? Tokiyori, your question is how to live in the ocean ...

and pretend there is no water.

Spring, flowers.

In summer, the song of the cuckoo.

In autumn, the clarity of the moon and. In summer, the singing of the cuckoo!
Dogen In the summer, the cold snow.

, That's too obvious.

It's certainly obvious ...

Things are as they are. This is enlightenment!

See things as they really are:

Zazen allows us to see the water in the vast ocean.

And yet, until we realize the Buddha nature ...

We do not see the water there is

in the vast ocean.

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