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Buddha in Blue Jeans: An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to by Tai Sheridan

By Tai Sheridan

Poet-philosopher and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan's 'Buddha in Blue denims' is a really brief, easy and undemanding common advisor to the perform of sitting quietly and being your self, that is similar to being Buddha. Sitting quietly can educate many ways to just accept existence, meet soreness, age gracefully, and die with no remorse. The e-book encourages sitting quietly each day. themes contain: sit down Quietly; take care of Your physique; settle for Your emotions; provide ideas Room; discomfort is usual; Be Who you're; dwell every one second good; Love Indiscriminately; take heed to Others; Be shocked; ask yourself; stay gratefully; Do No damage; gain lifestyles; A want for the area. The booklet is for individuals of any religion, faith, race, nationality, gender, courting prestige, skill, or meditation historical past

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Mondo) that appears in the biography or discourse record of a Ch'an, Son, or Zen master. For scholarly purposes, however, I think it best to restrict the meaning of "koan" to dialogues and anecdotes from that literature that have in fact been singled out and commented on. Such a restricted usage has considerable precedent, for the root metaphor at play in the medieval Ch'an use of the word kung-an is that of a magistrate passing judgment on a legal case. Without the elements of evaluative and authoritative comment, I would argue, a dialogue or phrase should not be considered a koan in the technical sense.

Rather, this is Yiian-wu's way of saying, while alluding to Chun Tsun-su, that he is in a position to judge the quality of the phrase that has just, as it were, come through the gate of the text, and that he finds it lacking in perspicacity. Similarly, the expressions "thirty blows" (san-shih pang} and "I strike" (pien-ta), when used by Yuan-wu as capping phrases,14 are intended to mete out punishment to the offending phrases, just as Chun Tsun-su did to the glib monk who made it past the guardian deities in the front gate.

25 The connection between commenting on koans and meditation is reinforced by the fact that individual consultation with a master almost always takes place during scheduled periods of seated meditation: disciples who wish to see the master leave their seats in the meditation hall when the bell signaling "entering the room" is rung, and they return to their seats and resume the meditation posture when their meeting with the master is over. 26 THE K O A N Nevertheless, even in contemporary Rinzai monasteries the older ritual and literary uses of koan are still in evidence.

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