The origin of Zen
Buddha talked about 300, saying forty-nine years, monk twelve classic vast
boundless, however, these myriad text Prajna, and Zen origins and no direct
to legend, one day, the Buddha in Lingshan meeting, board seat pick up a flower
show mass, then all unknown so, only thus smiled at that time, the Buddha said:
"I have the essence, Nirvana wonderful heart, reality without phase,
subtle Dharma, to Maha kassapa." So the Buddha will practice to
mahakasyapa, Zen began handed down.
Jackson be handed down from age to age, twenty-eighth progenitor Bodhi Damour
the Southern Dynasties Liangdi emperor reign. The emperor believed in Buddhism,
once three times to give the world with Tai Temple,
monks, the temple was built in the ordinary bridge, look at, really is kindness
knows no bounds. When Damour was to see the emperor, the emperor said to him:
"I do these Buddhist career has no merit?"
Damour said: "no merit."
Wudi was throwing a pot of cold water, I thought I so hard, how can have no
merit? So, his answer to Damour was not satisfactory.
fact, from a deeper level, the emperor the only day of retribution, should
belong to Ford, not merit. In Zen standpoint, founder Damour said, it is
straight heart words, but shall not enjoy the emperor, therefore, Damour was
transferred to the Songshan Shaolin Temple wall.
this passage, we can appreciate the Zen ingenious, does not in general insights
to judge. Like the heart of Liang Wudi, but the blessing, is not the ultimate
goal of Zen, even with income, but also Tianfu newspaper only, in the eyes of a
Buddhist monk, is independent of the enlightened way.
two Zhengzhou, Henan people, young master of world science, adults in Longmen Xiangshan monk, into
the Shaolin Temple in Songshan, to pay homage to
Damour, requested, and ask for the apprentice, Damour is not allowed, SG was
outside the door stood. The snow all over the sky, for a long time, waist deep
snow. Damour saw that he truly seeking method, allowed inside. And asked him:
"you how here for? "
answered: "disciple Xin is not installed, begging division at."
yelled: "bring me your heart, I for you!"
said: "the heart can't find!"
Damour had said: "I and thou mind!"
two Zhengzhou awakened. Worry the empty, we know the heart is dead, no body, no delusion is
dynamic, that is enlightenment, Buddhism and taoism. If the heart, Buddha
nature present a significant.
generally call Damour the Chinese Zen ancestor, and two Zhengzhou is available on the.
two Zhengzhou pass three ancestral sengcan, sengcan passed four letter road, road pass Wuzu
Xiu Broadcom monk, Wuzu Hongren seat for the disciple, expound the texts of
Buddhism, educate the Quartet, people at that time, all the descendants of the
ancestral. When they came from the south a Huineng, root very, although at
southern and Ge Liao land, seeking method warmly, not left behind.
he saw he was tempted, he said: "the South no buddha. "
replied: "when people are the north and the south, the Buddha nature is a
was his retort, know that this man is Dungen caste, the very people and. In
order to test his mind, as he was to the woodshed pounding rice, to avoid all
eyes and ears.
he make people give a verse, thought that the transfer of law, if see, the
mantle, become the ancestral descendant. When people think over non God show
itself, so no one can compete with him.
God day and night, show consideration, finally put a verse:
body like the bodhi tree, the heart like a mirror;
wipe off, not to make dust."
Gatha, he believes that although good, but still failed to see. So did not send
learned in the wood in the matter, I thought I also is a verse? Then the man
for his perestroika in the wall. This difference is this:
is no bodhi tree, nor stand mirror;
none thing, where the dust."
saw, know Huineng had see. For fear of the trick bogey, but people will wipe
away the. And then to the woodshed door. Asked: "cooked rice?"
answers: "early ripe, just waiting for sieve ear."
has knocked three times on the door, Huineng knowing, but the in the depth of
night, to the ancestral seat, please him discovery.
taught him "Diamond Sutra", and "should not live and its",
when suddenly. He took over from him, and ordered him to the south, pending the
time. He said: "I sent to the ship to send you. "
said: "division when fans, realize the. "Then go to the south of
Hong, eventually become Zhenshuo ancient patriarch.
the historical records, the Zen style is quite unique, the so-called teaching
outside, by means of non-literature, is the real. But because of Zen purpose,
not everyone can answer, so it is often misinterpreted by people. However, Zen
wisdom edification, find one's true self is square, is in accordance with human
nature and reveal. His principle is to establish have the Buddha nature in all
sentient beings, Buddha "truth. So the words "become a Buddha
immediately lay down the butcher's knife," how many people can grasp the
meaning? Liang Wudi's wish blessings daily, is not a typical example? As for
today who can look into the origin of Zen? This method will depend on all
ambition and practice!