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Buddhist Precepts - a Guide for Western Buddhist Lay Practitioners By Paul Lynch, JDPSN
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Written & Translated by Paul Lynch, JDPSN. In this 21st Century Quantum Physical World why observe Buddhist Precepts? Taking refuge in the 3 Jewels is the initial step in becoming a Buddhist and... More > following the precepts forms the foundation of the path. Buddhists practitioners observe various levels of precepts, depending upon each individual’s level of commitment to the path. The initial refuge in the 3 Jewels signifies the starting point on the path of the eradication of suffering and the awakening of not just one’s self but all sentient beings. Taking precepts can be compared to military personnel adhering to the rules of military law or citizens of a particular country abiding by the common law of their society. The difference between the first two approaches and the Buddhist approach is that the military rules or the common laws are external restrictions whereas the Buddhist precepts spring forth from a practice of self–discipline which eventually can become self regulated.< Less
Blue Cliff Record, Bìyán Lù By Paul Lynch, JDPSN
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The Blue Cliff Record is a collection of Zen Buddhist koans originally compiled in China during the Song dynasty in 1125 and then expanded into its present form by the Chan master Yuanwu Keqin (1063... More > – 1135). The book includes Yuanwu's annotations and commentary on Xuedou Zhongxian's (980 – 1052) collection 100 Verses on Old Cases — a compilation of 100 koans. Xuedou selected 82 of these from the Jingde Chuandeng Lu (Jingde (era) Record of the Transmission of the Lamp), with the remainder selected from the Yunmen Guanglu (Extensive Record of Yunmen Wenyan (864 – 949). Yuanwu's successor, Dahui Zonggao (1089 – 1163). wrote many letters to lay students teaching the practice of concentrating on koans during meditation. But Dahui did not explain and analyze koans. Oral tradition holds that Dahui noticed students engaged in too much intellectual discourse on koans, and then burned the wooden blocks used to print the Bìyán Lù.< Less
The Ocean of Zen By Paul Lynch, JDPSN & Ven. Dr. Wonji Dharma
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An exploration of Korean Buddhism as practiced in the 21st Century America. Practicing at a Zen center, we begin to realize how our opinions create our problems, by coming between us and the... More > situations we find manifest in our lives. When we have to courage to let go of these opinions, it is possible to live our everyday lives with clarity and harmony. Over time we learn to cooperate, to see clearly, and to accept people and situations as they are, with this our minds become strong and wide. Then it becomes possible to act, in the manner of a Bodhisattva for others with no trace of ourselves. The forms practiced in Zen are designed to help us see our opinions, and our minds that don't pay attention, in each situation that we find ourselves. If we keep a mind that wishes to leave no trace of our passage, these forms fall easily into place. We hope that your training here will help your spiritual growth, and through that help bring about a peaceful world.< Less

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