By Stephen Mitchell
A person comes into the Zen heart 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. shedding Ashes at the Buddha is a pleasant, irreverent, and infrequently hilariously humorous dwelling checklist of the discussion among Korean Zen grasp Seung Sahn and his American scholars. inclusive of dialogues, tales, formal Zen interviews, Dharma speeches, and letters utilizing the Zen Master’s genuine phrases in spontaneous, dwelling interplay along with his scholars, this ebook is a clean presentation of the Zen educating approach to quick dialogue” among grasp and pupil which, by using astonishment and paradox, results in an realizing of final fact.
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Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn by Stephen Mitchell