By Soko Morinaga

ISBN-10: 1614290458

ISBN-13: 9781614290452

One of the writings from the Dunhuang Caves, stumbled on within the mid-twentieth Century, are the Zen similar of the useless Sea Scrolls—Ancient texts unknown for hundreds of years. The Ceasing of Notions is one such textual content. It takes a different shape: a discussion among imaginary figures, a grasp and his disciple, within which the disciple tenaciously pursues the master's pity utterances with follow-up questions that propel the discussion towards ever extra profound insights. And those questions turn out to be the reader's personal. Soko Morinaga brings alive this compact and fantastic textual content together with his personal shiny commentary.

This quantity additionally contains a beneficiant choice from Morinaga's acclaimed autobiography, Novice to grasp: An Ongoing Lesson within the volume of my very own Stupidity.

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Avalokiteswara est l'emblème de la compassion sans borne ; mahâsthama est l'image de la grande sagesse, et vimalakirti est le « nom sans souillure ». La pureté est une qualité fondamentale, le nom est la forme, mais la forme, en réalité, est une avec la nature réelle, d'où ce terme combiné de « nom sans souillure ». Toutes ces qualités, épanouies chez les grands Bodhisattvas, sont inhérentes aux hommes et ne sont pas distinctes du Mental cosmique. Éveillez- vous à leur présence en vous et elles se manifesteront.

De nombreux ouvrages de la secte Dhyâna expliquent pleinement que les actes justes doivent être accomplis, mais seulement pour eux-mêmes et non pas en vue d'en tirer une récompense (ce qui impliquerait un attachement), ni dans l'espoir que ces actes faciliteront l'Illumination (ce qui impliquerait une ignorance complète de la nature de l'Illumination). Sir C. Eliot remarque avec justesse : « le Zen (Dhyâna) n'aurait jamais pu influencer la philosophie chinoise, y compris la philosophie de Confucius, s'il n'avait contenu un aspect éthique ».

Seule, la pensée erronée donne naissance à la différenciation et par là toutes sortes de karma sont créées. Commentaires : La déclaration qui ouvre ce paragraphe ne signifie nullement qu'il faille s'abstenir d'accomplir de bonnes actions. De nombreux ouvrages de la secte Dhyâna expliquent pleinement que les actes justes doivent être accomplis, mais seulement pour eux-mêmes et non pas en vue d'en tirer une récompense (ce qui impliquerait un attachement), ni dans l'espoir que ces actes faciliteront l'Illumination (ce qui impliquerait une ignorance complète de la nature de l'Illumination).

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