The Ceasing of Notions: An Early Zen Text from the Dunhuang by Soko Morinaga

By Soko Morinaga

One of the writings from the Dunhuang Caves, found within the mid-twentieth Century, are the Zen similar of the useless Sea Scrolls—Ancient texts unknown for hundreds of years. The Ceasing of Notions is one such textual content. It takes a special shape: a discussion among imaginary figures, a grasp and his disciple, during which the disciple tenaciously pursues the master's pity utterances with follow-up questions that propel the discussion towards ever extra profound insights. And those questions turn out to be the reader's own. Soko Morinaga brings alive this compact and outstanding textual content together with his personal brilliant commentary.

This quantity additionally contains a beneficiant choice from Morinaga's acclaimed autobiography, Novice to grasp: An Ongoing Lesson within the quantity of my very own Stupidity.

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By Soko Morinaga

One of the writings from the Dunhuang Caves, found within the mid-twentieth Century, are the Zen similar of the useless Sea Scrolls—Ancient texts unknown for hundreds of years. The Ceasing of Notions is one such textual content. It takes a special shape: a discussion among imaginary figures, a grasp and his disciple, during which the disciple tenaciously pursues the master's pity utterances with follow-up questions that propel the discussion towards ever extra profound insights. And those questions turn out to be the reader's own. Soko Morinaga brings alive this compact and outstanding textual content together with his personal brilliant commentary.

This quantity additionally contains a beneficiant choice from Morinaga's acclaimed autobiography, Novice to grasp: An Ongoing Lesson within the quantity of my very own Stupidity.

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74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 2 Date and Era of the Buddha It is well-known to students of Buddhist history that the Buddha date is a disputed matter. c. a. a in the year 1956. c. c. a solution, following the Indian historian Raychaudhuri, who agrees with the assailed "dotted record of Canton". 3 38 Untying the Knots in Buddhism Besides, various northern Buddhist texts have remarks to the effect that a Dharma-Asoka sponsored a Buddhist council about 100 years after the Nirval)a.

Rajagaha accounts for the second, third, fourth, seventeenth and twentieth. c;lika had much contact with Sariputta, because when the great patron became mortally ill, as recorded in the Anathapir:ujikovada-sutta of the Ma;jhima-Nikaya, he sent a messenger to Sariputta, asking that he, out of compassion, would come to his dwelling. c;lika the day he died: it was about the constituents of man. Another chief patron of the Buddha in Savatthi was the king Pasenadi (Skt. Prasenajit) of Kosala, which had that city as its capital.

Of Nanda, his half-brother and son of Mahapajapati, at the age of sixteen, he deserted his inheritance and joined the Order. Also his son Rahula entered the Order. Then the king came to Buddha and requested that in the future the ordination be not conferred on a son without the permission of his mother and father. The Buddha agreed and made it a Vinaya rule. It was also on this occasion that the legend places the conversion of Ananda who much later became the Buddha's personal attendant, and of Devadatta who later on tried to create a schism in the Order.

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