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~FREE DOWNLOAD ☯ The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma ⚖ A Fifth Century Indian Buddhist Monk, Bodhidharma Is Credited With Bringing Zen To China Although The Tradition That Traces Its Ancestry Back To Him Did Not Flourish Until Nearly Two Hundred Years After His Death, Today Millions Of Zen Buddhists And Students Of Kung Fu Claim Him As Their Spiritual Father While Others Viewed Zen Practice As A Purification Of The Mind Or A This book deals mostly with the mind,delusion,karma etc.Book is very small and each sentence is meaningful.Not a single sentence is without a purpose.Some paragraph was not easy to understand for me.Still i am feeling delighted after reading this book. MANY roads lead to the Path, but basically there are only two reason and practice To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn t apparent because it s shrouded by sensation and delusion Those who turn from delusion back to reality, who meditate on walls, the absence of self and other, the oneness of mortal and sage, and who remain unmoved even by scriptures are in complete and unspoken agreement MANY roads lead to the Path, but basically there are only two reason and practice To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn t apparent because it s shrouded by sensation and delusion Those who turn from delusion back to reality, who meditate on walls, the absence of self and other, the oneness of mortal and sage, and who remain unmoved even by scriptures are in complete and unspoken agreement with reason Without moving, without effort, they enter, we say, by reason.To find a buddha all you have to do is see your nature Your nature is the buddha And the buddha is the person who s free free of plans, free of cares If you don t see your nature and run around all day looking somewhere else, you ll never find a buddha The truth is, there s nothing to find And without effort you ll gain possession of an infinite number of virtues, perfections, and doors to the truth Seeing through the mundane and witnessing the sublime is less than an eye blink away Realization is now Why worry about gray hair But the true door is hidden and can t be revealed I have only touched upon beholding the mind this book is FUN written by a 5th century Zen monk yet the tone feels very current and refreshing to me Buddhas don t save buddhas If you use your mind to look for a buddha, you won t see the buddha As long as you look for a buddha somewhere else, you ll never see that your own mind is the buddha Don t use a buddha to worship a buddha And don t use the mind to invoke a buddha Buddhas don t recite sutras Buddhas don t keep precepts And buddhas don t break precepts Buddhas don t keep or this book is FUN written by a 5th century Zen monk yet the tone feels very current and refreshing to me Buddhas don t save buddhas If you use your mind to look for a buddha, you won t see the buddha As long as you look for a buddha somewhere else, you ll never see that your own mind is the buddha Don t use a buddha to worship a buddha And don t use the mind to invoke a buddha Buddhas don t recite sutras Buddhas don t keep precepts And buddhas don t break precepts Buddhas don t keep or break anything Buddhas don t do good or evil like a riddle or tongue twister reading aloud the simple and profound message comes through the playful writing a reminder to come down to earth from the intellectual, esoteric and ritualized aspects of Buddhism to its heart of self awarenesspoints the way clearly by telling you everywhere to Not look and to not get seduced by cultural trappings and idolizing a good reality check and doorway into the mind s true state the at times angry tone towards the deluded is humorous A buddha is an idle person He doesn t run around after fortune and fame What good are such things in the end People who don t see their nature and think reading sutras, invoking buddhas, studying long and hard, practicing morning and night, never lying down, or acquiring knowledge is the Dharma, blaspheme the Dharma Buddhas of the past and future only talk about seeing your nature All practices are impermanent Unless they see their nature, people who claim to have attained unexcelled complete enlightenment are liars Arhats don t know the Buddha All trapped by cause and effect Such is a mortal s karma no escape from birth and death By doing the opposite of what he intended, such people blaspheme the Buddha Killing them would not be wrong The stupa is your body and mind When your awareness circles your body and mind without stopping, this is called walking around a stupa The sages of long ago followed this path to nirvana But people today don t understand what this means Instead of looking inside they insist on looking outside They use their material bodies to walk around material stupas And they keep at it day and night, wearing themselves out in vain and coming no closer to their real self I thought that it was an excellent book and reading the teachings of Bodhidarma was an inspiration to me, and I highly recommend this book Four teachings of the founder of Zen are presented here in English for the first time One of the best books on Buddhism I have ever read. A short book, but a tremendously useful one One commonly misunderstood aspect of Buddhism is how it used elements of the Brahmanic belief systems in a metaphorical way, not a literal way One of the texts in this book explicitly spells that out, and shows this was a tradition that accompanied Zen Buddhism from its early days in China The translation is also highly readable. Bodhidharma was an Indian man who lived in India and China around the year 400.Dude seemed a bit cryptic, but I like where he s going with it Here are some passages from the book When you don t understand, you re wrong When you under stand, you re not wrong This is because the nature of wrong is empty When you don t understand, right seems wrong When you understand, wrong isn t wrong, because wrong doesn t exist The sutras say, Nothing has a nature of its own Act Don t question When Bodhidharma was an Indian man who lived in India and China around the year 400.Dude seemed a bit cryptic, but I like where he s going with it Here are some passages from the book When you don t understand, you re wrong When you under stand, you re not wrong This is because the nature of wrong is empty When you don t understand, right seems wrong When you understand, wrong isn t wrong, because wrong doesn t exist The sutras say, Nothing has a nature of its own Act Don t question When you question, you re wrong Wrong is the result of questioning When you understand, reality depends on you When you don t understand, you depend on reality When reality depends on you, that which isn t real becomes real When you depend on reality, that which is real becomes false When you depend on reality, everything is false When reality depends on you, everything is true True vision isn t just seeing seeing It s also seeing not seeing And true understanding isn t just understanding understanding It s also understanding not understanding If you understand anything, you don t understand Only when you understand nothing is it true understanding Understanding is neither understanding nor not understanding My closing thoughts I don t understand Excellent clear interpretation of the dharma one mind as transmitted by Gautama the Buddha, Red Pine does an awesome job recounting the the history, myth and legend surrounding the mystical figure of Bodhidharma Straight forward and very easily understood, the precepts are powerful and profound cuts straight to the heart of Buddhism It dispels Buddhist Idol worship ceremonies, mystique, traditions like a great cliff notes should No offense, but Catholics could use a dude like this t Excellent clear interpretation of the dharma one mind as transmitted by Gautama the Buddha, Red Pine does an awesome job recounting the the history, myth and legend surrounding the mystical figure of Bodhidharma Straight forward and very easily understood, the precepts are powerful and profound cuts straight to the heart of Buddhism It dispels Buddhist Idol worship ceremonies, mystique, traditions like a great cliff notes should No offense, but Catholics could use a dude like this to shake the cobwebs off a dying religion, make Christianity relevant onceChrist original pure message of LOVE and SALVATION through the father.Love it and highly recommended reading Short, so you can absorb the zen chan nourishment in one afternoon Total fulfillment of emptiness The book started off with a description of the four noble truths While the Bodhidharma is kind of severe through his teachings, I enjoyed how he broke the Buddha s metaphors down I remember an instructor once saying that by cleaning the house you are at the same time polishing your soul As if the physical things we do can improve our spiritual growth The Bodhidarma kind of puts the metaphor into the context of a spiritual teaching not to be taking literally.The mind is the Buddha This is a The book started off with a description of the four noble truths While the Bodhidharma is kind of severe through his teachings, I enjoyed how he broke the Buddha s metaphors down I remember an instructor once saying that by cleaning the house you are at the same time polishing your soul As if the physical things we do can improve our spiritual growth The Bodhidarma kind of puts the metaphor into the context of a spiritual teaching not to be taking literally.The mind is the Buddha This is a good thought It reminds me of the quote by Emerson, Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not That is to say it s pointless to look for enlightenment outside of your own mind It reminds me of the Upanishads that said we are already enlightened The Bodhidarma teaches that it is our desire, anger, and delusion that keep us from realizing that fact If the mind is an ocean, the Buddha is a fish in the ocean As a fisherman catches the fish from the ocean, he no longer needs the ocean How can you get to the point of catching the fish By cultivating virtue, believing in the Mahayana, contemplation of body and mind, severing the bonds of ignorance , and lastly always being aware