Tag Archives: Zen-Master-Seung-Sahn

Reaction to Seung Sahn-the Buddha laughed!

Yesterday’s post, “True God, True Buddha” sparked a lot of visits. Any time you have something like “true God” in a title, that’s sure to pique people’s interest. Some come out of curiosity. Some come to argue and defend the “true faith.” And some just wonder what in the heck a Buddhist site might be […]

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True God, True Buddha

True God, True Buddha Zen Master Seung Sahn Adapted from a talk during a retreat at Providence Zen Center in December, 1990. Question: I’m a Christian, and I would like to know, is there anything you would like us to understand that we tend not to understand? Zen Master Seung Sahn: Christianity says God made […]

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A Koan on Life and Death and What is Permanent

I came upon this koan this morning, and it felt like a perfect follow-up to yesterday’s post: Groundhog Day and the serious problem of impermanence May this koan be a gentle nudge, or thunderclap, that leads to awakening—just this. Coming empty-handed, going empty-handed — that is human. When you are born, where do you come […]

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