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Simply Zen Quotes

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85 pagine
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Nov 29, 2013
ISBN:
9781310236792
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Living a more balanced and peaceful life through the teachings of Zen. A collection of Quotes from: - Bodhidarma - Dogen Zenji - Lao Tzu - Zhuang-Tzu - Confuscious - D.T. Suzuki - Buddha - Shunryu Suzuki - Huang Po plus a number of other Zen stories, Koans and proverbs...

Pubblicato:
Nov 29, 2013
ISBN:
9781310236792
Formato:
Libro

Informazioni sull'autore

Michael Hetherington L.Ac, BHlthSci, is a qualified acupuncturist, Oriental medicine teacher, and yoga teacher based in Brisbane, Australia. He has been practicing yoga since 2000 and working with Chinese medicine since 2004. He has a keen interest in mind-body medicine, energetic anatomy, nutrition and herbs, yoga nidra and Buddhist style meditation.Michael was always attracted to eastern philosophy and it was this interest that drew him to the teachings and practices of yoga and Oriental medicine at a young age. After traveling to China to teach English for a year, he returned to Australia in 2004 to begin studying Chinese medicine, remedial massage and practicing oki-do (Japanese yoga) and hatha yoga more seriously.He regularly hosts workshops and develops short courses on topics related to self health care, yoga and meditation.www.michaelhetherington.com.au


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  • Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.

  • This is the purpose of such tales as the comments are designed to de-construct the mind. To help the student to break down mental conditioning so the truth of enlightenment can be revealed.

  • No matter how bad a state of mind you may get into, if you keep strong and hold out, eventually the floating clouds must vanish and the withering wind must cease.

  • To exercise no-thought and rest in nothing is the first step toward resting in Tao. To start from nowhere and follow no road is the first step toward attaining Tao.

  • To enter the Buddha Way is to stop discriminating between good and evil and to cast aside the mind that says this is good and that is bad.

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Simply Zen Quotes - Michael Hetherington

Zen Quotes, Stories and Koans

Living a more balanced and peaceful life through the teachings of Zen

Compiled by Michael Hetherington

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Zen

Zen Stories and Koans

Bodhidharma

Dogen Zenji

Lao Tzu

Zhuang-Tzu

Confucious

D.T. Suzuki

Buddha

Shunryu Suzuki

Huang Po

Ryokan

Wumen Hukai

Zen Sayings, Proverbs and other Quotes…

About the Publisher and Compiler of this Book

Introduction to Zen

The word Zen translated into English means something like ‘absorption’ and ‘meditation’ suggesting that Zen is referring to a kind of medative state.

Zen sprouted up in China in the 6th Century AD. It is thought that the early teachings of Taosim, around 800 years earlier, and teachings from the Mahayana Buddhist tradition from India, laid the foundations for the teachings of Zen to originate.

The word ‘Zen’ is a Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese word ‘Chan’ which was derived from the Sanskrit word of dhyana. Dhyana refers to a meditative state.

The unique thing about Zen is that the teachings de-emphasizes the practice of studying and memorizing scripture and instead preferring the simple practices of zazen, or sitting meditation, and contemplation. The teachings and practices of Zen allowed for common people, and not just monks, to be able to reach stages of enlightenment. It was understood that enlightenment was available to all people, at any moment, one just needed the veils of illusion to be removed.

A large part of Zen practices focused on koans, sayings and

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