Master Xu Yun’s Discourse on Master Yin Guang (1952)

When sense-organs disengage from sense data, his attainment will be similar to that achieved by a reciter of the Buddha’s name when his training becomes effective and when the Pure Land manifests in front of him. In this state, noumemon and phenomenon intermingle, Mind and Buddha are not a duality and both are in the state of suchness which is absolute and free from all contraries and relativities. Then what difference is there between Chan and Pure Land?

Sila or ‘Moral Discipline’ as Qi Cultivation

The maintaining of physical discipline in the Buddhist sense, is a form of what is known in China today as ‘qigong’ (氣功), or to use the much older name – ‘daoyin’ (導引). Qigong is the cultivation of inner energy (qi) through directed willpower and effort (gong), whilst daoyin is the practice of ‘directing’ and ‘leading’ (dao) inner energy (qi), whilst ‘yin’ is the wilful process of ‘pulling’ the inner energy (qi) through the body and causing it to flow to all areas without hindrance.

Japanese Discovery of Unknown Object

No such object (or occupant) had been seen in Japan before. According to the interpretation that accompanies this picture, the craft exterior was made of steel, whilst glass windows (or ‘portholes’) allowed the pilot to see where she was going when navigating the craft. The Japanese discovers also reported finding a strange and unfamiliar script which they could not decipher. Characters from this script could be seen both inside and outside the craft.

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