Dhyana Buddhism in China: Its History and Teaching by Chou Hsiang-Kunang

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As prac­ The custom consisted in tised among the Liao people. ,sacrificmg buns in order to appease the wrath of the evil spirits. Shih-t'ou destroyed many such shrines dedicated to the spirits and saved the victims. Later on Shih-t'ou took the Buddhist order, becoming a disCiple of Hui-neng. Due to the. advice of the 6th Patriarch, Shih-t'ou went to Hsin-ssu of Ch'ing-chow and studied Dhyana Buddhism. " Later on he went to Heng mountains and staytltl at Southern Monastery, There was a stone located on the east side of the monastery, and it was as big as a terrace.

This means that if you are being impeded in the laity, will use the saintly medicines to make your laity Purge; if you are falling in the condition of samthood, you will be given the laity medicine to make your sainthood vanish. But it remove the laity on'i, thing am! sainthood another third thing. A monk asked Chao-chow to be instructed in the faith Dhyana BuddhIsm. " "Yes, Master, I have," answered the monk. " your Chao-chow asked the monk whether he has taken con­ gee or not which means whether the monk has entEired to the stage of enlightenment or not?

He then ordered all his disciples to recite It, so that they might realise the essence {)f mind. ), heard of this Stanza, he asked some one to read it to him, whereupon he replied with another which showed that his understanding of the Dhyana doctrine was much superior to that of Sheng­ hsiu. " DHYANA BUDDHISM IN CHINA [ Ch. The 5th Patriarch saw it and saId the author of this Stanza had also not yet realIzed the Essence of Mmd; but next day the Patnarch came secretly to the room where the rice was pounded and asked HUl-neng to go to see him in third watch of the night for religIous instruction.

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