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Real-eyes-ing we are all ready the buddha

What an incredible journey of self/no-self discovery buddhism is..Glad to have found you all. I have a local sangha that I practice with and my lineage and zen master is Saen Seong, the first korean Zen buddhist here in america.

He says
"I don't teach korean. I don't teach Zen. I don't even teach Buddhism. I teach I don't know."

From the very beginning, all beings are the buddha....
Zen master Hakuin..

May you be free from suffering in this now..

BunksUkjunglistlobster

Comments

  • genkakugenkaku Northampton, Mass. U.S.A. Veteran

    If you "don't know," what good would it do you?
    If you "do know," what good would it do you?

    From this it can be known that what is good for you is suspect at best ... just like what is bad for you. :)

    lobsterFosdick
  • Yes, we are already Buddhas, each of us.
    But our habits and habitual responses are definitely non-Buddhist in nature.
    It takes years/decades/lifestimes of self-training and practice to modify how we actually are.
    We may recognize our Buddha nature, but within seconds or minutes we forget it and are once again caught up in being our non-Buddha nature.
    The vehicle, in Buddhism, is not "thought", but awareness couples with openness and relaxation into that awareness.

    lobsterTravellerNadlatst
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    :scream:

    @FoibleFull it is too much for me ... think I will adopt one of the fantasy religions 😜

    Nope 👎 can not do it. The Truth is so much more ... honest ...

    Recently posted about the 6 r’s
    worth reposting link
    https://www.dhammasukha.org/the-6rs.html

    Think I will concentrate on re-mind-smiling ... =)

    TravellerNadlatst
  • KeromeKerome Did I fall in the forest? Europe Veteran

    I have heard it said that you can only drop the effort of becoming when you have given your maximum. That if you say, “if I already am, then I don’t need to expend the effort” that you end up missing the point. Although ultimately it is true.

    lobsterNadlatst
  • SpinyNormanSpinyNorman It's still all old bollocks Veteran

    I don't feel like a Buddha... :p

  • NadlatstNadlatst earth New

    @genkaku said:
    If you "don't know," what good would it do you?
    If you "do know," what good would it do you?

    From this it can be known that what is good for you is suspect at best ... just like what is bad for you. :)

    Agreed..What I know is I don't know.

  • NadlatstNadlatst earth New

    @SpinyNorman said:
    I don't feel like a Buddha... :p

    you have expectations of what a Buddha is then. ;)
    It's all about letting go of views, concepts, opinions, beliefs..

  • @SpinyNorman said:
    I don't feel like a Buddha... :p

    Do they come in neopolitan flavour? o:)

    @Nadlatst said:
    you have expectations of what a Buddha is then. ;)
    It's all about letting go of views, concepts, opinions, beliefs..

    Tee hee.
    The more we let go, the easier it is to understand grasping at straws, fullness as emptiness, opinions, beliefs and expression as all being ... gone already ..

  • wojciechwojciech the desert Explorer

    "I teach I don't know"

    Wonderful
    :+1:

  • seeker242seeker242 Zen Florida, USA Veteran

    I practice in the same lineage. Kyol Che retreat at providence zen center is highly recommended if you ever get the chance. =)

    lobster
  • Glad to have found you all.

    Where was I ...

    ... Ah yes the unknown ...

    The viking image I posted is missing half a head ...
    ... more info of this ancient dharma link ...
    http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/12/the-helgo-treasure-a-viking-age-buddha/

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