Ajahn Cha and Zen

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Ajahn Cha and Zen

Postby Myotai » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:37 pm

Hello,

I have heard somewhere that Ajahn Cha's teaching style likened to that of Zen teachers...how so?

Thanks,

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Re: Ajahn Cha and Zen

Postby Samma » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:46 pm

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Re: Ajahn Cha and Zen

Postby daverupa » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:38 pm

Samma wrote:What makes something zen anyway?


The cypress tree at the front of the courtyard & the dog with/out Buddha-Nature lying underneath. :tongue:
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: Ajahn Cha and Zen

Postby Myotai » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:43 pm

Samma wrote:Gook luck figuring it out...


Wow, I see what you mean....minefield :/
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