By Gudo Wafu Nishijima

This e-book is a set of ten shorts talks on Buddhism through eastern Zen grasp Gudo Nishijima. within the first half, grasp Nishijima talks approximately his idea of 3 philosophies and one fact - his interpretation of Gautama Buddha's 4 Noble Truths. every one speak is by means of a full of life dialogue and questions and solutions. the second one half includes translations of 3 talks given by means of grasp Nishijima on NHK Radio in Japan in 1994. The talks are titled: Buddhism & motion, motion & way of life, and Buddhism & Zazen. "...If we glance on the many Sutras written concerning the Buddha's attention we will be able to finish that he reached that perspective or kingdom simply because he respected motion. motion can't exist at the other time or position than the current second the following and now. otherwise of taking a look at this is often when it comes to earlier, current and destiny: it doesn't matter what blunders we've got made some time past, even though we might remorse them, we will be able to by no means go back to the earlier to place issues correct. even as, even if we wish to reach our dream or succeed in a few target sooner or later, we will be able to by no means cross into the long run to arrive our dream or objective. but when we glance at existence as founded on appearing, we see that we will be able to in simple terms quite exist within the current. we will by no means go back to the past,and we won't cross into the long run. this is often the essence of what Gautama Buddha taught-real lifestyles is the current moment..."

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