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"The wonderful means isn't really tricky in the event you haven't any personal tastes. "—Seng-ts'an
The Hsin Hsin Ming, Verses at the Faith-Mind via Seng-ts'an, the 3rd chinese language patriarch of Zen, is taken into account to be the 1st chinese language Zen record. Lucidly translated right here through Richard B. Clarke, it is still probably the most widely-admired and stylish of Zen writings, and is as correct this present day because it used to be whilst it was once written. In a global the place rigidity turns out unavoidable, Seng-ts'an's phrases exhibit us the right way to be absolutely conscious of each one second.
The narrative of a such a lot remarkable trip through a Buddhist priest named Fa Hsien who travels from China via India to Ceylon, directly to Sumatra and again to China through sea.
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This e-book is an Eng. trans. of Fatone's Spanish unique at the Philosophy of Nagarjuna. until eventually Fatone wrote this ebook it was once suggestion that Nagarjuna used to be a nihilist. however the current writer has attempted to turn out that Nagarjuna isn't so. even if the elemental inspiration of Nagarjuna's method is that not anything exists, nonetheless he believes within the life of 1 unmarried substance that's the realm subspecies aeternitatis.
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One Dharma is to expel completely The self, which is the root of faults. 2. One Dharma is to hold and grasp Others, who are the source of fine qualities. These two Dharmas which exhaust remedies Are needed to control barbarity They are necessary in these deteriorating times In order to bear patiently evil associates and mistaken practices. To be brief, because the whole. basis of mind training is summarized in the two ideas of completely dismissing concern for your own welfare and totally taking in hand the welfare of others, 62 chis sraremem of rhese rwo ideas concludes the com me mary.
2. 3. 4. There's a great counteTWeight for comfort There's a great way to terminate suffering There is fulfillment in the most undesirable And evzJ views can be grasped as wholesome. These four Dharmas which are remedies to co"ect mistukes Are needed to control barbarity The)" 11re necessary in these deteriorating times In order to bear patiently evzJ associates and mistaken pructices. 61 1. and comfortable in body and mind, the desire for non-Dharma activity comes. But happiness exhibits no substance when you look ar the nature of the frame of mind called "being happy".
Faith and respect for your guru should not be destroyed, since all the fine qualities of the Mahayana Dharma depend on him. The will to meditate on mind training should not be destroyed, since mind training is the very heart of Mahayana Dharma. The precepts of the three ordinations should nor be destroyed. Make the three inseparable from virtue. You should always abandon unskillful action and never be separated from the roots of virtue in three ways, physically, verbally, and mentally. · Train impartiaUy in every area; it's important To have trained deeply and pervasively in everything.