The divisions of the book are four teachings traditionally attributed to Bodhidharma. Outline of Practice; Bloodstream Sermon; Wake-up Sermon. eliminate delusion, they practice nothing at all. This is what’s meant by practicing the. Dharma. Bloodstream Sermon. Everything that appears in the three realms. Of course Bodhidharma taught a lot of things, but we will just study two of his sermons: Bloodstream Sermon and Wake-up Sermon. These two will give an.

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It was here in Shaoshih Peak that Bodhidharma spent nine years meditating facing the wall in a cave. When one is in that realm, there are signs and symptoms pertaining to that state.


When goodness, truth and beauty are all present, as one, there is Zen. In China with Buddhism as the father, the indigenous Taoism as the mother, Zen Buddhism was begotten. This master-disciple relationship is close and intense, like the guru in India. I haven’t looked for a teacher for a couple years now because I do not feel that sense of urgency I had bloodstteam I was a bit younger.

Buddhas don’t do good or bodhidharmaa. To find a Buddha, you have to see your nature. This Zen way of life would lead to satori or enlightenment, but satori is not the main aim. In this latter case, non-dualism has already been achieved. Zazen is the complete realization of self, identifying with others. Soto Zen says that meditation bodhkdharma the individual to the fact that he is already and totally integrated to the Law of Buddha i.


Huineng was born in AD already an enlightened being and died in AD. If you don’t notice the mockery in the text then maybe get a literacy tutor.

They preach as if they were bringing rain. As long as you’re enthralled by a lifeless form, you’re not free. Saicho Dengyo-daishi founded a seat of learning at Mount Hiei not far from Kyoto.

This has a mixture of mysticism and occultism and it was situated fifty miles from Kyoto on Mount Koya. When one sees a flower, the flower must see one as well.

The psychological sequence of the koan practice.

Identity of life and death. These signify the entire universe, the totality of physical and mental reality.

When a mortal is enlightened, he does not change his face: It is not a verbal psychiatric device for shocking the disintegrated ego of a student into some kind of stability. But if you can find your buddha-nature apart from your mortal nature, where is it? Yes I do think I understand. It even led to the formation of monk-soldiers sohei. The disciple is given a koan to solve by concentrating continuously with all his energy until he loses rational thinking.


Otherwise they wouldn’t look for a Buddha outside the mind. He emits one, two, or three beams, so that those who encounter this light will be rid of all evil acts.

Bodhi-dharma’s Bloodstream Sermon

When deluded this shore exists. He pronounced that Buddha was the saviour of bloodstreeam mankind. The Buddhist Society, London. In spite of this, his understanding of Zen deepened. This is because the student thinks he is being enlightened. They say enlightenment is only achieved after endless kalpas and thereby mislead disciples to retreat on the path to Buddhahood.

Our endless sufferings are the roots of illness.

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Rinzai Zen The Rinzai sect also practices meditation, but more importantly is the Koan. Zen has no dogmas, no ritual, no mythology, no church, and no holy book. This is what Zen tries to achieve. Neither is he in midstream.