Yulu – zen onderrichtingen

Deze onderrichtsfragmenten uit de mahayana-zen traditie illustreren bodhisattvaschap. Achtergrond en literatuur over ‘yulu’ vind je hier (engelstalig).

22 – Daoxin’s mystic fusion

A dharma teaching by Daoxin (580-651): When mind of itself is peaceful and clean, then all that is needed is bold advance as if saving your head from burning. You must not slack off or get lazy. Try hard, try hard! When beginners sit in meditation to contemplate mind: sit alone someplace. First straighten out … Lees meer

21 – Bassui’s inherent nature

A dharma teaching by Bassui (1327-1387): Someone asked me: “If all existing form is possessed of the three poisons [greed, anger and delusion], who among buddhas, ancestors, saints, and wise men can escape them?” I responded: “Just wake up to your own nature, and the three poisons will be transformed into obeying the precepts, meditation, … Lees meer

20 – Bodhidharma’s way

A dharma teaching by Bodhidharma (5th century): There are many avenues for entering the Way, but essentially they all are of two kinds: A. entering through the principle, B. and entering through practice. ad A. “Entering through the Principle” is awakening to the essential by means of the teachings. It requires a profound trust that … Lees meer

19 – Hakuin’s song of zazen

A dharma teaching by Hakuin (1686-1769): From the beginning all beings are Buddha.Like water and ice, without water no ice,Outside us no Buddhas. How near the truth, yet how far we seek,Like one in water crying “I thirst.”Like a child of rich birthwand’ring poor on this earth,we endlessly circle the six worlds. The cause of … Lees meer

18 – Baizhang’s awareness

A dharma teaching by Baizhang (8th century): When facing the end, all are beautiful scenes appearing – according to what the mind likes, the most impressive are experienced first. If you do not do bad things right now, then at this time, facing death, there will be no unpleasant scenes. Even if there are any … Lees meer