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    Buddha-Basics (Part IV) — Viewing Right

    The first branch of the ‘”Eightfold Path is Right View (sometimes called Right Perspective or Right Understanding)…
    That is: to study and to come to understand the world through fundamental Buddhist perspectives and philosophies, and to make those ways of seeing a natural part of one’s life. The Four Noble Truths, The Eightfold Path, The Precepts, Impermanence, the Middle Way, Non-existence of the “self,” Cause and Effect, Dependent Co-Origination, Buddhist views on time, life and death, the workings of the senses and mind… the words and insights of the Buddha and later teachers… the list goes on… (In fact, all that’s the subject of this “Buddha-Basics” series!) Our Zazen Practice brings life to these doctrines, while each doctrine helps give shape and meaning to our Zazen.
    But “Zen” is also said to be “a special transmission outside the scriptures, not dependent on words and letters,” with legends of old Zen masters burning their Buddhist philosophy books. So: which view of “right view” is right?

    CLICK HERE for today’s Sit-A-Long video.

    Remember: recording ends soon after the beginning bells; a sitting time of 15 to 35 minutes is recommended.
    Last edited by Jundo; 02-03-2017 at 02:06 AM.

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    Dear Jundo,

    which book would be a right one for a beginner like me?
    promise too keep making splashes in then water


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    Hi Eugene,

    We have a recommended book list for books about Shikantaza, Soto Zen, Zen and Buddhism. The ones with ** are recommended for new folks. One might just pretty much read right down the list of those.

    Gassho, Jundo


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    I was wishing for a book list....and there is one

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    Thank you dear teacher Jundo .
    Very right . Buddhism is like swim . You can't learn swim from books you need to get to the water .


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    sat today

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    Thank you Jundo. Another great video.
    I will continue to see the others on this topic.


    David Cravidγo Lopes Pereira

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    Thank you Jundo! This video really helps my view on some questions.

    It sounds like Zazen isn't all I need to do, and perhaps enlightenment won't arrive simply by picking up a leaf of grass. I might need to (un)learn a thing or two.


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    Thank you Jundo,
    on another great Talk
    arm Chair Philosopher Been Guilty thats the past


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    Thanks, Jundo.

    Sat today with this.


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    This is definitely something that I have been working on. Trying to get off my phone and open a book. I am looking to read down the list of books hopefully I will find them affordably.

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