Transcendent Work

Obviously not, as many times such a teacher must accept a simple life premised upon living in a state of voluntary poverty. In such an existence, it is cultural knowledge and the ability to ‘see’ what others cannot see that is the common currency.

The Zen of No Ch’an

Needless to say, the traditional Chinese Ch’an Buddhist – Master Xu Yun – had no formal or informal ties or connections to Japanese Zen Buddhism, and never practised (or advocated others to practice) a Japanese Zen that does not follow the Vinaya Disciple, and which deviates from established Ch’an practice.

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