Download e-book for iPad: Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of Zen Master by Stephen Mitchell

By Stephen Mitchell

“Somebody comes into the Zen middle with a lighted cigarette, walks as much as the Buddha statue, blows smoke in its face, and drops ashes on its lap. you're status there. What are you able to do?” this can be a challenge that Zen grasp Seung Sahn is keen on posing to his American scholars who attend his Zen facilities. losing Ashes at the Buddha is a pleasant, irreverent, and infrequently hilariously humorous residing checklist of the discussion among Korean Zen grasp Seung Sahn and his American scholars. together with dialogues, tales, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, and letters utilizing the Zen Master’s real phrases in spontaneous, residing interplay together with his scholars, this publication is a clean presentation of the Zen educating approach to “instant discussion” among grasp and pupil which, by utilizing astonishment and paradox, ends up in an realizing of final reality.

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