This is what all the great teachers show: Zen is the practice of anarchy (an-arche) in the strictest and most super-orthodox sense. It rejects all
All experience is preceded by mind, Led by mind, Made by mind. Speak or act with a corrupted mind, And suffering follows As the wagon
The five hindrances are negative states of mind that are impediments to Buddhist practice. They are often most clearly seen, and arise as obstacles, in
The eight-fold path is the fourth noble truth, the way to awakening. The Buddha began and ended his teaching career with a discussion of the
Now I would like to explain some benefits and merits of altruism and the good heart. The human and deva vehicles — the ultimate aim
Just as a fletcher straightens an arrow shaft, even so the discerning man straightens his mind – so fickle and unsteady, so difficult to guard.
“Suppose that a man, wounded and festering, were to go into a swampy jungle. Its sharp-bladed grasses would pierce his feet; its thorns would scratch
Knowledge is like a knife. You hone it until it’s sharp—really sharp. Then you put it away. The knife can cause both benefits and harm.
“These are five ways of subduing hatred by which, when hatred arises in a monk, he should wipe it out completely. Which five? “When one
There’s an old saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, but that’s not really the case. The road to hell is