By Katsuki Sekida
Edited via Marc Allen
Katsuki Sekida was once either a good author and a superb Zen grasp, and his books on Zen are one of the so much accomplished ever written in English. In those pages, his former pupil Marc Allen culls the best items from the unique works to create a superbly readable, brilliantly illuminating consultant to Zen meditation.
It starts off with a precis of Zen, maintains with a whole path in Zen meditation, and ends with reviews on a Zen vintage, looking for the lacking Ox. particular practices are featured all through, corresponding to “One-Minute Zazen” and different gemstones which are the results of a life of examine. for college kids of Zen either new and previous, Sekida’s teachings are an never-ending resource of perception and knowledge.
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Buddhapalita replies, (72) Those who thus see intrinsic nature and the nature of another and nonexistence [or "a nonentity": abhiiva] do not, even in that way, see the reality (tattva) in the supremely profound teaching of the Buddha. ] We see entities' lack of intrinsic nature as it really is, illuminated by the risen sun of dependent origination. Therefore, because just we have the vision of reality, only for us is liberation also possible. His reply continues in his commentary on MMK 15-7. This has been quoted in part in quotations (28) and (40), but it seems worth repeating in full in the present context: (73) Those who see entities as existent and nonexistent do not see reality, Therefore, for them, liberation is also not possible.
38) ... brjod pa thams cad kyang mi 'thad doli 'jig rten gyi tha snyad gyi dbang gis ni de dag thams cad kyang 'thad del (P282a-5, D249b-4, 5). (39) ... beam /dan 'das kyis kyang dngos po rnams ngo nyid stong par gzigs kyangf 'jig rten gyi tha snyad kyi dbang gis 'di ni yang dag pa nyid doli 'di ni yang dag pa nyid ma yin noll 'di ni yang dag pa nyid dangf yang dag pa nyid ma yin noll zhes gsungs soil (P276b-7, 8; D244b-7 to 245a-l). (40) See quotation (73 ). (41) 'di ni de kho na bsam pa yin pas 'di Ia 'jig rten pa 'i brjod pa ...
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A Guide to Zen: Lessons From a Modern Master by Katsuki Sekida